Autumn web update3 December 2007A roundup of developments and improvements on the University's corporate web pages.
The future of brain research3 December 2007A proposal for a cutting-edge brain research programme, that aims to develop new methods for the treatment of brain disorders such as depression and schizophrenia will be announced this week [5 December] at the instrumental life sciences conference, EuroBioForum.
Students sleep rough for charity27 November 2007Students from Bristol University raised £400 for charity after taking part in a sponsored sleep-out to help raise money for the Julian Trust, the Bristol homeless charity.
LTTS December workshops26 November 2007A summary of December workshops for staff run by LTSS to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and research at Bristol.
TASI courses for December26 November 2007The University’s Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI) is holding several workshops for staff in the next few weeks.
Major clinical trial of osteoporosis screening begins26 November 2007Researchers are looking for local women in the Weston/North Somerset area over the age of 70 to take part in the second phase of a major clinical trial to find out if screening older women for osteoporosis can help to reduce the numbers who suffer bone fractures.
What happens when dad looks after the kids?23 November 2007According to new research from the University of Bristol, some fathers do not provide their young sons with the same quality of intellectual stimulation as mothers do. Boys who spend at least 15 hours a week in their father’s care as toddlers perform worse in academic assessments when they start school.
Want to be a sports star?23 November 2007New findings from the Children of the 90s project show that children born in autumn are more active than those born in spring.
Working mums and overweight kids: is there a link?22 November 2007New research from the University of Bristol shows that children aged between 5 and 7, whose mothers work full time, are more likely to be overweight at age 16. The impact on their weight is not immediate; rather, children become more obese as they get older.
Investigating the causes of Alzheimer's22 November 2007Scientists at the University of Bristol are investigating what causes the leaks that develop in blood vessels in Alzheimer's disease, thanks to funding from the UK's leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer's Research Trust.
Giant submarine landslide identified21 November 2007An enormous submarine landslide that disintegrated 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet documented on Earth. The massive submarine flow travelled 1,500 kilometres – the distance from London to Rome – before depositing its load.
Bristol celebrates opening of new £24 million Centres for Excellence21 November 2007State-of-the-art chemistry laboratories for undergraduates and visiting school students, computer-controlled human patient simulators, high-tech facilities for anatomy teaching and a 'lab in a van' are among the features of two new centres opened at the University of Bristol on 21 November.
Giant fossil sea scorpion21 November 2007The discovery of a giant fossilised claw from an ancient sea scorpion indicates that when alive it would have been about two and a half meters long, much taller than the average man.
Over 500 Scouts meet for an evening of science12 November 2007Over 500 youth members of Avon County Scouts will be attending an evening of experiments, explanations and explosions at a science event being held at the University of Bristol tonight [Monday 12 November].
Rain forests: ancient and modern12 November 2007Rain forests are crucial to the well-being of our planet, so it is important that we understand their evolution and ecology.
Michael Naughton on Barry George's appeal8 November 2007Dr Michael Naughton has been interviewed on GWR Bristol radio about Barry George's appeal, the man serving a life sentence for the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando.