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Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds 28 May 2015 Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely remained a mystery. New research, led by University of Bristol academics in collaboration with a team from the University of Sheffield, has identified the triggers which lead these cells to react and respond in cell repair.
  • Microscopic sonic screwdriver invented 29 May 2015 A team of engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in water.
  • Scientists discover key to what causes immune cell migration to wounds 28 May 2015 Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely remained a mystery. New research, led by University of Bristol academics in collaboration with a team from the University of Sheffield, has identified the triggers which lead these cells to react and respond in cell repair.
  • Gloucestershire town becomes a museum to display recently excavated castle finds 28 May 2015 The town of Berkeley in Gloucestershire has become a museum this week, with local homes and businesses caring for and displaying historic artefacts excavated by students and staff at the University of Bristol as part of ongoing archaeological investigations at Berkeley Castle.
  • Bristol retains HR Excellence in Research Award 28 May 2015 The University of Bristol has successfully retained its HR Excellence in Research Award, after being externally evaluated through the Vitae programme.
  • New book explores the body in literature 27 May 2015 The first systematic analysis of the representation of the body in literature, edited by Dr Ulrika Maude of the University of Bristol and Dr David Hillman of the University of Cambridge, has just been published.
  • University pledges support for happier, healthier Bristol 27 May 2015 The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Guy Orpen, pledged his support for Bristol 2015’s latest campaign for a greener, happier and healthier Bristol, at the University’s internal Green Capital mingle on Monday 11 May.
  • National Composites Centre wins design award 26 May 2015 The University’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has won a prestigious award for innovative design.
  • Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots 26 May 2015 What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics - intelligent handheld robots.
  • Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award 26 May 2015 One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal welfare. Mike Mendl, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Bristol, was awarded the RSPCA/BSAS Award for innovative developments in animal welfare last week [Wednesday 20 May].
  • Caution urged over giving patients online access to their health records 26 May 2015 The Government is aiming for all adults to have online access to their health and social care records by 2020, but researchers from the Institute of Child Health, QMUL and the University of Bristol are concerned about the potential for unintended harm.

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