AUT action off30 April 2004The national industrial action by AUT members is to be called off permanently.
A passion for penguins28 April 2004Where do penguins come from? How do penguins keep warm? How do people interact with penguins? What damage are we doing to the penguins' environment? These are just some of the questions to be answered at a talk by a Bristol University academic.
Bristol's IVF postcode lottery - the great debate26 April 2004Leading experts including broadcaster Professor Lord Robert Winston will debate controversial issues over IVF and infertility treatment - including Bristol's 'postcode lottery' lack of NHS IVF treatment - in Bristol on April 28.
How doctors can predict the risk of adult diseases in infancy22 April 2004A new way of predicting which young children are most at risk of eventually contracting diabetes and heart disease in adult life is being developed by researchers at Cambridge University - with help from Bristol's Children of the 90s.
University's starring role19 April 2004The University of Bristol is the subject of a one-hour documentary called University Challenged to be screened on BBC4 at 9 pm on Tuesday 20 April.
Spotlight on India at war16 April 2004India during World War Two will be the focus of this year's Raleigh Lecture on History at the University of Bristol on Friday, April 23.
The Prisoner's Dilemma considered15 April 2004A diversity of personality types is of central importance to the evolution of co-operation - according to a paper by researchers at Bristol University published in Nature today.
Peter spots Peter for the first time in four years8 April 2004Peter the Penguin, who shot to fame after his amazing long distance swim from Port Elizabeth to Robben Island following the Treasure oil spill of 2000, has been spotted by Dr Peter Barham, physicist at Bristol University, for the first time in four years.
Denize is SET for Britain1 April 2004Denize Atan, a young lecturer at Bristol University, was runner-up in a national poster competition entitled SET For Britain, held recently in the House of Commons. The competition, for aspiring young researchers from the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology, attracted over 400 entrants.
New research from the CMPO1 April 2004Ethnic segregation in English schools, competition law in the media, incentive pay for civil servants and hospital mergers are discussed in the Spring 2004 issue of the CMPO bulletin.
Radiation guidelines rejected31 March 2004New proposals announced today by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) to adopt guidelines for limiting exposure to electric and magnetic field associated with the electricity supply, are refuted by Professor Denis Henshaw at the University of Bristol.
Bristol scientists aim to develop osteoarthritis test29 March 2004Bristol researchers are hoping to develop simple blood tests which could predict the severity of osteoarthritis, a common, disabling joint condition which affects more than two million people in the UK.
Difficult issues28 March 2004Some of the major advances in medical science would not have been possible without the use of animals in research - insulin, penicillin and anaesthetics, to name but a few...
Fossil molecules see climate change27 March 2004Rocks and sediments contain the chemical remains of the organisms that once lived in ancient oceans and lakes. These 'biomarkers' can be used to reconstruct plant and animal assemblages living in past settings. Moreover, they can tell us something about the prevailing environment.
£300m science park for the South West26 March 2004The South West is to become home to a major £300 million science park thanks to a new investment by the South West Regional Development Agency.
Training flood defence specialists24 March 2004A consortium of universities including Bristol is helping to provide the next generation of engineers the UK needs to fight floods and defend our coasts from sea level rise as a result of climate change.
New from the International Journal of Epidemiology24 March 2004Studies on the reproductive health of Gulf War veterans, breast screening and low birth weight are published in the March edition of the International Journal of Epidemiology, edited in the Department of Social Medicine.
Chemistry Entrepreneur of the Year Award23 March 2004The Royal Society of Chemistry has honoured Dr Eric Mayes with its Chemistry Entrepreneur of the Year prize. Dr Mayes said: 'I am really thrilled to receive this prize, which is also an acknowledgement of the support given to the company by the University of Bristol. Hopefully our success and ties with the University will continue to grow.'
Why do we exist ?19 March 2004Dr Fergus Wilson's work on antimatter continues a long tradition in Bristol's Physics Department. In 1928 Paul Dirac, a Bristol graduate, first proposed the existence of antimatter; in 1933 Guiseppe Occhialini proved it existed; and in 1944 Occhialini came to Bristol where he was instrumental in the discovery of the pion particle.
Reactions in action19 March 2004Enzymes enable biological systems to function, speeding up the myriad chemical reactions upon which life depends. Understanding how these biological catalysts work at the molecular level promises undreamt-of technological benefits...
Meanwhile, back on planet earth . . .19 March 2004In the week that saw the US announce plans to put a man on Mars, two papers from the Earth Sciences Department were published in Nature showing just how little we know about the interior of our own planet, or how life evolved on it.
Pessimistic Rats19 March 2004Researchers at the Veterinary School found that whether an animal anticipates that something good or bad is going to happen can provide a clue as to the emotion it may be experiencing...
Predicting our future19 March 2004While the debate about whether human activity impacts on climate grows less controversial, predicting the extent of those changes and deciding the political means to mitigate their impact, remain highly contentious. This is science at its most difficult.
Of furry lungs and fuzzy logic19 March 2004A fruitful collaboration between Dr Jonathan Rossiter from the Artificial Intelligence Group in the Department of Engineering Mathematics and Bristol Royal Infirmary is leading to advances in the automatic detection and diagnosis of lung disease.
Affairs of the heart19 March 2004One in three men and one in four women will die of a cardiovascular disease. It is the leading cause of illness and death in today's over-fed and smoking populations, costing health services around the world billions every year.
Brain awareness raised by Bristol Neuroscience19 March 2004Every week is Brain Awareness Week for Dr Anne Cooke who runs 'Bristol Neuroscience', a new network set up by Bristol University to build bridges between all those in the neuroscientific community - both in the University and hospitals - so that research and clinical practice can be pursued at the highest possible level.
Chemistry uncovered17 March 2004Up to 300 budding young scientists will spend an afternoon at Bristol University on Wednesday, March 17 exploring and capturing the fun of chemistry through two action-packed lectures.
Book of condolences17 March 2004A book of condolences is available for staff and students to sign in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Interactive advice from net expert17 March 2004The brave new world of 'interactive' online services will be the focus of a public lecture at Bristol University on Monday, March 22.
It's about InterActive learning16 March 2004The UK's largest-ever project exploring how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used effectively to improve teaching and learning in schools, from primary to post-16, will be showcased at Bristol University on March 17.