Sperm donor shortage crisis is now at its worst for 20 years31 October 2006Figures from the Human Embryology and Fertility Authority for 2005 show that nationally a mere 18 men were cleared to donate sperm to help couples achieve parenthood through IVF and other treatments in April, (12 in May and 10 in June).
Enterprise partnership celebrates £70m of funding for new businesses30 October 2006The SETsquared Partnership, the enterprise collaboration of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, held a showcase event earlier this month to celebrate its success in helping to raise more than £70 million of funding for new business ventures since its inception.
Coimbra launches award for Masters graduates27 October 2006The Coimbra Group has announced an annual €5,000 prize open to Masters graduates who have also spent their Erasmus study period at one of the Coimbra Group universities.
Vera Buret 1908-200627 October 2006Vera Buret served as librarian at the Department of Music between 1964 and 1968, but her involvement in the life of the University and the city went much further.
University puts fresh twist on Brunel anniversary27 October 2006Immigration and diversity are the focus of three high-profile public lectures organised by the University of Bristol. A fourth lecture in the series looks at the meaning of Bristol's designation as a Science City.
A brighter future for healthcare?27 October 2006Should the NHS provide drugs for all diseases to everyone, regardless of cost? Why are there vast inequalities in health? What effect has the tobacco ban had on the NHS? These are just three of the issues being addressed at a national conference in Bristol next week.
Young authors find formula for success26 October 2006The winners of a regional schools’ competition to write poems and prose inspired by images produced from the work of scientists at Bristol University will enjoy a day of celebration, fun and workshops at the science exploration centre, Explore At-Bristol this Friday [27 October].
An optical computer could be only light years away25 October 2006One of science’s longest-sought devices, an ‘optical memory’ that can store digital information as light in a way similar to that in which memory chips in PCs store information, could be only light years away thanks to funding of over €1 million by the European Commission.
X-ray Visions25 October 2006Researchers have assessed for the first time the effective radiation dose that a patient receives when undergoing a scan.
Paul Smee, 1945-200625 October 2006Paul Smee, Network Specialist in the University's Information Services, played a crucial role in developing the University's computer network.
Festival success for Bristol filmmakers23 October 2006A controversial film about the rock art of the Sahara Desert has been chosen to open the Icronos International Archaeology Film Festival of Bordeaux.
Mark's three-marathon challenge23 October 2006Mark Ginty from the Department of Cardiac, Anaesthetic and Radiological Sciences is to run three marathons on three consecutive days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Cutting-edge hope for rare heart condition20 October 2006An existing heart medicine may offer life-saving treatment hope for a rare heart condition, suggests new research from the University of Bristol, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
Obesity in children linked to lack of sleep19 October 2006Soaring levels of obesity might be linked to children sleeping fewer hours at night than they used to, claims Dr Shahrad Taheri of the University of Bristol.
Reassessing Russia19 October 2006How representations of sport and physical culture revealed some of the Soviet state's major anxieties.
Evolution of the continental crust19 October 2006The continental crust covers nearly a third of the Earth’s surface but when did it first form and how long did that take?
MEP to learn chemistry19 October 2006Southwest MEP, Giles Chichester, is to visit Bristol University's School of Chemistry to learn about scientific research as part of an MEP-Scientist pairing scheme organised by the Royal Society.
Capturing Time19 October 2006How precisely can we tell geological time?
Britain in Bloom award for Botanic Garden18 October 2006The new University of Bristol Botanic Garden has been awarded the West Country TV Cup for best 'Outstanding Special Project' in this year’s South-West Regional Final of the Britain in Bloom Competition.
Does the pensions White Paper repeat the mistakes of the past?18 October 2006The government has an opportunity to deliver a fair, sustainable pensions system, but the white paper risks perpetuating a century-old cycle of complex and muddled reforms, argues Dr Hugh Pemberton, co-editor of a new book being launched today and Lecturer in Modern British History at Bristol University.
Bristol academic gives prize-winning genetics presentation17 October 2006Dr Olena Doran in the School of Clinical Veterinary Science has won the award for the best oral presentation in the Genetics Commission at the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) meeting in Antalya, Turkey.
Beauty and Social Justice16 October 2006If goodness is traditionally allied to Beauty, then does it follow that ugliness is a sign of being bad? This and other questions are raised by the leading American thinker Elaine Scarry who will be giving a talk at Bristol University next week.
GE Award for Engineering undergraduate16 October 2006Philip Pearson, an undergraduate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a scholarship by the GE Foundation as part of its Scholar-Leaders Programme.