Women high achievers in the limelight8 March 2006Bristol University’s Professor Kathy Sykes is one of six women of achievement featured in a contemporary photographic collection that opens today, International Women's Day.
How active are children and older people?7 March 2006The physical activity of children and older people in Bristol will be studied by Bristol University’s Department of Exercise and Health Sciences thanks to an award of £400,000 by the National Prevention Research Initiative (NRPI).
Bottle feeding and obesity7 March 2006Bottle-fed babies who graduate to solid food too early could be storing up weight problems for years to come.
Students celebrate success at sports awards3 March 2006There were smiles all round at the EDF Energy Bristol Sports Awards gala evening last night, Wednesday, March 1, when Bristol's top sportsmen and women were presented with special Bristol Blue Glass trophies in recognition of their outstanding sporting achievements in 2005.
Exploring Bristol's Black Ancestry1 March 2006Members of the public will be offered the chance to take a step back in time at Bristol University next week, [Tuesday 7 March] when it launches a series of talks, entitled “Black Bristolians”, set to reveal some of the mysteries surrounding Bristol’s Black ancestry.
Bristol Sport Volunteering Fair28 February 2006Sporting enthusiasts wanting to become more involved in supporting community sports and playing an active role in volunteering will have the chance to find out what's on offer at the Bristol Sport Volunteering Fair, taking place next week on Monday, 6 March.
A glitzy affair's in store for Bristol27 February 2006Students from the University of Bristol are set to host a glamorous occasion in aid of charity. The third Glitter dinner dance, to promote awareness and raise money for organisations that provide international humanitarian aid, is taking place next month, Monday [March 6].
Building the Earth23 February 2006Assessing the rates and processes of crustal growth requires linking the apparently contradictory information from the igneous and sedimentary rock records.
Nursery awarded Bristol Standard22 February 2006The University of Bristol’s Day Nursery has gained ‘The Bristol Standard’, a quality assurance scheme for early years settings across the city.
New way to detect early breast cancer22 February 2006A safer way to test for early-stage breast cancer has secured new funding to further develop the technique. The new technique will enable women to be tested regularly without the fear of over-exposure to radiation, a problem with existing X-ray tests.
Now it's Bristol Fashion Week22 February 2006It’s Bristol’s turn for fashion week when students from Bristol University stage a fashion show extravaganza, starting tomorrow Thursday [February 23] in aid of a Uganda Children Aid Project (UCAP), a humanitarian project to help rebuild communities in East Africa.
RAG Procession comes to town!17 February 2006Bristol University’s 81st Annual RAG (Raising and Giving) Procession will hit the streets this Saturday [February 18]. Up to 150 student volunteers will be taking part in the procession and community fair at Castle Park, to help raise money for local Bristol charities. RAG has raised over £90,000 for charity to date.
Enterprise roll of honour launched16 February 2006An Enterprise Roll of Honour is to be launched on 7 March 2006 to celebrate enterprising and inspirational successes from the University of Bristol. Attending the launch will be Sahar Hashemi, who founded Coffee Republic and built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m. Hashemi was a University of Bristol student.
New understanding of DNA repair16 February 2006A mechanism by which genes are repaired has been described in detail for the first time. This new understanding may, in the long term, provide the scientific foundation upon which therapies to treat genetic diseases or cancers can be built.
Earthquake testing and diamond growing all in a day's work16 February 2006Want to grow your own diamonds, visit a world-leading earthquake laboratory, see a famous historical map or visit Bristol’s ‘forgotten’ holiday resort? Then the new University of Bristol’s Tours Programme is for you.
MSc distance learning students collect degrees15 February 2006Seven students from the UK, Germany and as far afield as Greece, India and Sudan will this afternoon [Wednesday, February 15] be awarded an MSc in Reproduction and Development from Bristol University having received most of their tuition over the Internet.
Cancer trigger arrested by molecular handcuffs15 February 2006A molecule that promotes cell growth, and is frequently increased in different types of tumours, can be restrained by a molecular version of handcuffs, raising the prospect of a new way of treating the disease according to new research from the University of Bristol, funded by Cancer Research UK.
Ethiopian development raises birth rate14 February 2006Development projects designed to improve maternal and child welfare in Africa may incur unexpected costs associated with increases in family size if they do not include a component of family planning, according to new research from the University of Bristol into rural communities in Ethiopia.
Panorama investigations linked to rise in adverse drug reports13 February 2006The number of adverse reactions reported by UK doctors to the antidepressant paroxetine – often know by its brand name Seroxat - rose by 61 per cent after three editions of the BBC’s award-winning current affairs programme Panorama explored increasing concerns about the drug.
No pacemakers in the brain may explain cot death13 February 2006A failure to ‘gasp’ has long been proposed as the basis for sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death. A team at the University of Bristol has discovered a subset of cells in the brain that have the ability to self-generate nervous impulses, which appear essential for gasping. These cells have been termed ‘pacemakers’.
The loss of possibility7 February 2006Although more and more couples are trying for a first baby later in life there has been little research into older women’s experience of early miscarriage.
The Painted Lady of Wells gives up her secrets6 February 2006A mysterious medieval wall painting found beneath the floorboards of a bishop’s bedroom has given up its secrets through detective work by Dr Mark Horton of Bristol University’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Bristol universities get together for rugby showdown3 February 2006One of the biggest fixtures in Bristol University’s and the University of the West of England’s sporting calendar, the Rugby Varsity match, takes place at the Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, February 22.
International Journal of Epidemiology - Obesity Special1 February 2006Obesity is increasingly viewed as the most important public health problem of our times. This month, in a special edition, the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) brings together new research and opinion on obesity from experts worldwide and calls for coherent decisions to be made regarding prevention and treatment.
New book offers guidance for those responding to traumatic events31 January 2006In the context of recent natural disasters, global terrorism and awareness of the impact of smaller scale traumatic incidents, the University of Bristol’s Policy Press, in association with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is publishing a new and updated edition of Order from Chaos.
University celebrates Chinese New Year27 January 2006Calligraphy, cookery and the Biggest Game in China will feature in a special celebration at Bristol University to mark the start of the Chinese New Year this Monday [30 January].
Spacecraft, heal thyself!26 January 2006A material that could enable spacecraft to automatically "heal" punctures and leaks is being tested in simulated space conditions on Earth. he self-healing spacecraft skin is being developed by Ian Bond and Richard Trask from the University of Bristol, UK, as part of a European Space Agency project.
University to remember Holocaust victims26 January 2006The University of Bristol will hold a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony this Friday [January 27]. The ceremony, to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, will commemorate the victims and survivors of one of the worst acts of inhumanity and genocide committed in modern history.
Cause of ongoing spontaneous pain discovered24 January 2006New research shows that it is undamaged nerve fibres that cause ongoing spontaneous pain, not those that are injured. This new understanding may help pharmaceutical companies formulate novel pain killers.
New study reveals true levels of poverty in Britain24 January 2006A quarter of British adults are poor and one third of children are forced to go without at least one of the things they need, such as three meals a day, toys, out of school activities or adequate clothing, according to the most comprehensive survey of poverty and social exclusion ever undertaken. Launched at the House of Lords today, Poverty and social exclusion in Britain: The Millennium survey shows that three million adults and 400,000 children are not properly fed by today's standards.
Great George23 January 2006Great George, Bristol’s largest bell, housed in one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building, will be switched off after midday on Tuesday 24 January until the beginning of September, to enable essential repair and restoration work to commence on the tower.
Music, media and the brain23 January 2006Does listening to music benefit the mind? How much do advertising and the media influence our decisions and behaviour? Dr John Barrett, an experimental psychologist at the University of Bristol, will attempt to answer these fascinating questions at two free lunchtime public talks, taking place this February.