Dogs itching to try homeopathic remedies19 July 2006Dogs with a common allergic skin disease, canine atopic dermatitis, will be taking part in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies as conventional meets complementary at Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Science.
Scillies shipwreck investigated19 July 2006The wreck of a fireship that sank off the Isles of Scilly nearly three hundred years ago is to be investigated by researchers and students from Bristol University.
Who uses credit unions?18 July 2006Credit unions around the country are becoming more effective at reaching the financially excluded, helping people to stop using expensive home credit, encouraging people to save and providing services to people who don’t have bank accounts according to new research from Bristol University.
Thumbs-up for university masterplan14 July 2006An ambitious masterplan for the University of Bristol’s main precinct has been adopted by Bristol City Council following months of preparation, debate and community involvement.
Pupils give their views on science and bioethics13 July 2006Pupils from four schools in and around Bristol will meet for the first time this week to celebrate the end of their involvement in an innovative research project by Bristol University on teaching bioethics.
Bristol partners in new national Internet service13 July 2006A free national service that will enable lecturers, researchers and students to discover and access quality Internet resources will be launched today [Thursday 13 July] at an event in London at the Wellcome Trust.
Fishy business12 July 2006The root cause of over-fishing in UK waters is due to the lack of clear legislation regarding the public’s right to fish in tidal waters, says a researcher from the University of Bristol.
Lighting the flame for Bristol10 July 2006Preparations are already under way to make the most of the benefits for the West of England from the Olympic Games being held in London in 2012.
Continuing the vision – Airbus A380 and beyond10 July 2006Bristol is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, perhaps the greatest engineering visionary for transportation that the world has every seen. 200 years later, the largest passenger carrying aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380, will be the focus of a public lecture at Bristol University tomorrow [Tuesday, July 11].
And the Brunel winner is......10 July 2006Youssef Ghali, from Egypt, has been chosen as the winner of the Clifton Crossing Competition. The competition was launched to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Bristol leads the way in cardiovascular research6 July 2006Cardiovascular disease, which includes all forms of heart disease and stroke, is the main cause of death in the UK and accounts for almost half of all deaths in the UK, no less for women than men. Although death rates are falling, the number of people living with heart disease is increasing. Leading UK expert, Professor Gianni Angelini, will be speaking about the latest research and treatment, at a free public lecture hosted by Bristol University next week.
Bristol academic named as a leading UK science pioneer5 July 2006Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health at the University of Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s pioneers of science in a new book for his research into cot death, which has prevented at least 100,000 infant deaths worldwide.
Earthquake challenge for young engineers3 July 2006Pupils from a local school put their engineering skills to the test at the University of Bristol’s Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) last Friday [June 29].
In search of belonging - book launch3 July 2006Black children have been adopted by white families in the UK for over 50 years and yet the voices of transracially adopted children and adults have rarely been heard. A new book, edited by a University of Bristol academic, aims to change that.
Language tutor awarded National Teaching Fellowship30 June 2006Rogelio Vallejo, Senior Language Tutor and Languages Teaching Co-ordinator in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies has won a prestigious Fellowship from the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS).
£16 million for more dentists28 June 2006The Bristol Dental School is to address the country-wide shortage of dentists, thanks to a grant of £16.1 million from the Department of Health and Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Bristol charity to fund eye research27 June 2006The National Eye Research Centre has received an award of £255,000 from the Bristol-based charity, James Tudor Foundation, to fund research into the causes of eye diseases and the prevention of blindness.
Special schools compete to become panathlon champions26 June 2006Around 250 pupils from 17 Bristol and Plymouth special schools will compete for the honour of becoming Bristol’s Disability Panathlon Champions 2006. The event takes place this week between Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June at the University of Bristol.
Sharing places22 June 2006Mista’s technology means that as you walk through the physical environment, a diverse range of digital media experiences augment the ambience and bring these spaces alive.
What's your Account Quotient?22 June 2006Thousands of UK current account-holders are leaving money management to chance by failing to check their balances regularly, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). To help account-holders gauge their knowledge gap, RBS has partnered with the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre to develop an online tool called the ‘Account Quotient’.
British sign language haiku festival20 June 2006A two-day Festival to encourage Deaf people to create “haiku” poems in British Sign Language (BSL) will take place at Bristol University next month [July 29 and 30].
Bristol University serenades Babe!19 June 2006Bristol University's Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be serenading ‘Babe’ in style next week as they hold a Midsummer Gala Concert at the Victoria Rooms.
£400,000 award for Buddhist Studies16 June 2006Bristol University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies’ Centre for Buddhist Studies has been awarded £395,806 by the AHRC to fund a collaborative research project over three years on Buddhist Death Rituals of Southeast Asia and China.
Common congenital birth defect can lead to increased risk of heart disease in later life16 June 2006A collaboration between scientists and surgeons at Bristol University and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children have revealed that a common congenital birth defect affecting the heart and blood pressure, which can be corrected by surgery, dramatically increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life due to changes within the nervous system.
Faiths come together15 June 2006This Monday, 19 June will see the launch of the University of Bristol’s Multifaith Chaplaincy and Student Multifaith Forum. Both developments speak of excellent relations between all faith groups in a climate of respect and understanding. The launch is also an occasion to celebrate the diversity of religion and culture that is represented not only in the University but also in the city of Bristol.