New target for insulin found in the heart1 May 2003Scientists at Bristol University have found evidence for a new protein in the heart that could one day aid development of new drugs to regulate the heart.
Dietary fibre may not prevent bowel cancer30 April 2003Eating a high fibre diet does not necessarily prevent bowel cancer, according to a new study published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol. However, such a diet may be good for preventing other chronic diseases, such as heart disease.
Spotlight on Art History30 April 2003Early photography, medieval wall-paintings, and the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will come under the spotlight in a series of study days run by Bristol University's Department of History of Art this summer.
University backs Bristol 2008 bid28 April 2003The University of Bristol is encouraging its students, staff and alumni to back the city's bid to become European Capital of Culture 2008 by voting today [Monday 28 April] in a BBC poll.
Is body mass index a risk factor for road traffic injuries?25 April 2003Drivers who are overweight or underweight are at greater risk of suffering an injury in a road accident than people of average size, according to a new study in the current issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol.
Sedentary lifestyles threaten European health25 April 2003Six out of ten people in the UK are classified as having a sedentary lifestyle which could put their health at risk according to new research in the current issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited in the University's Department of Social Medicine.
Cutting the cost of coastal engineering15 April 2003Civil engineers at Bristol University claim they can cut the cost of coastal engineering by 80% thanks to a remarkable new invention from the University's hydraulics laboratory, Hydrolab.
Can genetic research improve public health?11 April 2003Genetic studies have an important part to play in the health of the general public, according to new research from Bristol University published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
£5million enterprise initiative launched in Bristol10 April 2003SETsquared, a new initiative which provides local entrepreneurs with support to turn innovative ideas into companies with viable business and marketing plans, was launched in Bristol tonight.
University web gets radical overhaul9 April 2003The University of Bristol launched its redesigned corporate web environment today, marking a dramatic improvement in the appearance, accessibility, navigability and usability of the University's web.
Focus on Eleanor9 April 2003One of feudal Europe's most colourful characters will be the focus of a public lecture, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Media: the Making of a Reputation, to be given by Dr Richard Barber today.
Preventing infant deaths in developing countries7 April 2003Hundreds of thousands of infant lives could be saved every year when the research findings from many teams, including one from the University of Bristol, are used to prevent infant deaths from diarrhoea in developing countries.
Weston schools experience hands-on science7 April 2003Children from schools in Weston-super-Mare will get the opportunity to meet a 200 million year old dinosaur, handle geological specimens and sample liquid-nitrogen ice-cream as part of two science activity days at Bristol University.
Massive 'concrete pour' at BLADE3 April 2003A massive 'concrete pour' took place at Bristol University to form the floor of the new £17m building being built to house the Bristol Laboratory of Advanced Dynamic Engineering (BLADE).
Poor air quality in Bristol linked to deaths in over-65s2 April 2003Air pollution is continuing to have an adverse impact on health, particularly in the over-65 age group, a recent study from the University of Bristol shows. The study identified a clear relationship between daily levels of pollutants and daily death rates in the Bristol area between 1996 and 1999, despite improvements in air quality in Britain over the past few decades.
Scientific encounters for city kids2 April 2003Science will come to life for 60 youngsters from inner-city primary schools in Bristol thanks to an action-packed day at Clifton College.
Schools tackle chemistry challenge26 March 200372 students from 18 schools in the South West will enjoy a fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at the university on Monday, March 31.
An evening of evolution21 March 2003On Thursday March 27, academics from the University of Bristol will illustrate evolutionary aspects of their research in a public symposium at the Comparative Morphology Centre on Southwell Street, Bristol.
Breastfeeding - it's all in the mind20 March 2003If a woman makes up her mind that she wants to breastfeed before her baby is born, she will nearly always succeed. That is the simple but heartening message from new research based on data from the Children of the 90s project, which has followed the development of 14,000 children from the womb.
University chiefs head for Bristol20 March 2003Three hundred university leaders from 45 European countries will gather in Bristol on March 28 and 29 for a major conference focusing on the future of research and the links between research and higher education across Europe.
£90,000 awarded to diabetes research18 March 2003Almost £90,000 has been awarded to Bristol University by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to fund a study that will support JDRF's ultimate goal - a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Centre of the Earth opening17 March 2003The origins and structure of the Earth and its neighbours in the solar system will be the focus of new, four-million-pound research and teaching facilities opening at Bristol University on March 18.
One World Day17 March 2003The University of Bristol's overseas students will be offering a fascinating insight into life in their home countries as part of the Students' Union's annual 'One World Day' on Tuesday March 18th, in the Anson Rooms, Bristol University Students' Union from 7.30pm.
Deep Earth15 March 2003Despite its apparent inaccessibility, it is possible to sample the Earth's deep interior. Professor Chris Hawkesworth from the Department of Earth Sciences explains how results have made geologists question current understanding of processes within the earth.
Making a difference15 March 2003The Norah Fry Research Centre is one of the leading centres in the country for research into services for people with learning difficulties. Professor Linda Ward, Director of the Centre, talks about several aspects of its work.
The Evolution of Thatcherism15 March 2003The process that has led neoliberalism - a natural, inevitable result of economic efficiency - is a research area of particular interest to Adam Tickell, Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences.
Penalty shoot-outs, stress and heart attacks15 March 2003University academics frequently find their research being sensationalised in the press. Professors Shah Ebrahim and George Davey Smith, from the Department of Social Medicine, give us an insight into the science behind some recent headlines.
Student faces Sand Marathon challenge13 March 2003A fourth year medical student has been training for the past two years to take part in this year's Marathon de Sables, the 'toughest race in the world'.