Chaos, Twist Maps and Big Business23 July 2004Obscure mathematical ideas developed back in the 1980s could solve current problems of mixing fluids at the microscale, and revolutionise the technology.
Largest diet and exercise trial for type-2 diabetes23 July 2004A massive grant of almost a million pounds has been awarded to the University of Bristol to carry out a major trial that will assess the effects of diet and exercise on people with type 2 diabetes.
Double first for rabbit treatment21 July 2004Bristol Zoo Gardens in partnership with Bristol University has set up a dedicated rabbit veterinary clinic at the University's new Animal Hospital at Langford.
From butchers boy to boffin20 July 2004Bristol University's Vet School (known as 'Langford') is one of only four schools in the country to share a prestigious grant worth £21.5million. Tom Humphrey, Professor of Food Safety, told Cherry Lewis how he got where he is today, and what the grant is for.
Adopting older children20 July 2004The Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies was established through the generous funding of the Hadley Trust. It aims to promote best practice in the field through research, practice and training.
Open day at archaeological dig at Stone Age site on Exmoor20 July 2004An Open Day to view the archaeological excavation work underway at Hawkcombe Head, near Porlock, next Tuesday [July 27] is being organised by joint directors of the dig Drs Paula Gardiner and Josh Pollard, Lecturers in Archaeology at Bristol University, and National Park Authority archaeologist, Rob Wilson-North.
Big ideas19 July 2004Why do some social and political ideas have more impact than others? Professor Gregor McLennan from the Department of Sociology led a social science faculty team which went behind closed doors at two prominent 'ideas' institutions to find out.
Impacting on climate19 July 2004Particles of dust, eroded by the wind from bare soils and lofted into the atmosphere, can influence regional climates by altering the balance of incoming and outgoing radiation. It can also affect chemical processes in the atmosphere.
Better beef and lamb19 July 2004There is much anecdotal but little scientific evidence that grass-fed beef and lamb are superior in quality to that produced intensively on grain-based diets. Jeff Wood, Professor of Food Animal Science, examines the facts.
Bats shift Doppler effect19 July 2004Professor Gareth Jones is head of the University's 'Batlab', housed in the School of Biological Sciences. His recent research has revealed the remarkable way in which bats avoid collisions and catch their prey.
Chemical reflections19 July 2004The 2001 Nobel Prize for chemistry concerned work with chiral molecules. Varinder Aggarwal, Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, reflects on why this might be important to you and me.
Ioning out health problems19 July 2004Urinary bladder disorders affect more than 200 million people worldwide. The discovery of new drugs is being pioneered by a research agreement between emerging biopharmaceutical company Lectus Therapeutics Limited and researchers in the University's Pharmacology Department.
Bristol rises to the cancer challenge19 July 2004"Cancer remains a major challenge to human health in the 21st century, so we need to make sure that what we learn in the laboratory is appropriately applied in the clinic." Bass Hassan, Professor of Adult Oncology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology.
Honorary Degrees awarded at Bristol University today16 July 2004Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to two prominent people at today's degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building. Ms Jenni Murray broadcaster, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour,journalist, author and Mr Terry Pratchett, author.
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol today15 July 2004Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to three prominent people, Mr Peter Owen, Professor Charles Tomlinson, CBE and Mr Francis Powell, at today's [15 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Honorary Degrees awarded at Bristol today14 July 2004Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to three prominent people, Dr Alastair Summerlee and Mr Mark Ellingham and Ms Natania Jansz, at today's [14 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Honorary degrees awarded at the University today13 July 2004Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to two prominent people, Professors Lance Lanyon and Judith Howard, at today's [13 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Heavenly visions in Bristol9 July 2004What does heaven look like? Experts from around the world are meeting in Bristol next weekend [16-18 July] to discuss how medieval writers and artists attempted to answer this important question.
Honorary degrees awarded at the University today9 July 2004Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to two prominent people, Professor Patrick Godfrey and Mr Jerry Hicks, at today's [July 9] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Controversy over what your doctor should know9 July 2004The current fashion in teaching doctors, which allows medical students to decide what they want to learn and how to go about it, is strongly criticised in a paper published in the British Medical Journal this week (10th July 2004).
New study into the causes of autistic disorders8 July 2004Funding for a new study to find out more about the role of environmental risks in the development of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was announced by the Medical Research Council (MRC) today, Thursday 8 July.
Forever blowing bubbles8 July 2004For the second year running, Bristol University will be showcasing some of its most exciting research at the Royal Society's prestigious Summer Science Exhibition.
University 'rising star' wins National Teaching Award1 July 2004Dr Dudley Shallcross, a Lecturer in Chemistry at Bristol University, has won a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Scheme award worth £50,000 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to learning and teaching. He is the first academic at the University and the first chemist in the UK to receive the award.
University hosts Camp for sporting stars of the future1 July 2004Sixty budding young sports stars of the future will be at Bristol University's Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health for a three-day programme of sporting fun from 30 June to 2 July. The 10- to 11-year-olds have been selected from 22 local primary and secondary schools to take part in the Multi-Skills Gifted and Talented Camp.
University's starring role30 June 2004The University of Bristol is the subject of a one-hour documentary called University Challenged to be screened on BBC2 at 11.20pm on Thursday 1 July.
A week of whizz-bang!29 June 2004Fifty students from schools all over the UK have been selected to participate in a residential Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at Bristol University's School of Chemistry.
Top welfare award for University academic26 June 2004Dr Steve Kestin, in the Division of Food Animal Science, at Bristol University is this year's recipient of the prestigious BSAS/RSPCA Award, presented for outstanding contribution to animal welfare.
Hartcliffe community to continue the drugs debate23 June 2004At-Bristol and the University of Bristol are delighted to announce a follow-up event to last month's successful Science Matters drugs debate. 'Are soft drugs doing your head in?' is a free discussion event, taking place on 23 June from 6.30pm-9pm in Room 128, Bristol City College Hartcliffe.
University backs new school for Withywood16 June 2004Withywood Community School in South Bristol looks set to be replaced by a new school that will raise educational standards and help revitalise the community it serves.