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University of Bristol ranked 7th of top UK Universities in QS World University Rankings 16 September 2014 The University of Bristol has been ranked 29th in the QS World University Rankings today, up from its previous position as 30th and placing Bristol 7th of UK higher education institutions named in the top 200.
  • Bristol academics scoop three Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards 16 September 2014 Three academics in the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences have received prestigious Investigator Awards from the Wellcome Trust.
  • Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids 16 September 2014 Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
  • How learning to talk is in the genes 16 September 2014 Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
  • University of Bristol ranked 7th of top UK Universities in QS World University Rankings 16 September 2014 The University of Bristol has been ranked 29th in the QS World University Rankings today, up from its previous position as 30th and placing Bristol 7th of UK higher education institutions named in the top 200.
  • Novel interaction in cell reprogramming discovered 16 September 2014 Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and reprogrammed cells promise to be the key for regenerative medicine in the coming years. New research has demonstrated an important regulation between two genes, Nanog and β-catenin, in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs).
  • Students win £1,000 in Bristol Engineering Mathematics competition 16 September 2014 For the second year running students from Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, are celebrating after being announced as winners of the University of Bristol Engineering Mathematics Challenge, a nation-wide competition for final year school students.
  • Fun and free – 80by18 activities at your fingertips 16 September 2014 Young people have been setting themselves challenges and finding out more about life in Bristol this summer thanks to an on-line educational resource which helps them to find fun and free things to do in, around, above, and below the city.
  • Lynda Smyth, 1952-2014 15 September 2014 Lynda Smith, who worked at Churchill Hall for 18 years, passed away recently. Barbara Eyles, Accommodation Manager at Churchill, offers a tribute.
  • Responding and adapting to climate change 15 September 2014 How should we address the scientific, cultural, health, and social issues arising from climate change when there is uncertainty about its effects? Experts from around the world will meet in Bristol this month to discuss how best to respond to climate change in an uncertain world.
  • Young researchers become business innovators 15 September 2014 Seven researchers from the University of Bristol have been selected from hundreds of hopefuls to take part in a brand new programme that will offer them support to turn their ideas into commercial technology start-ups.

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