Innovative Odor-Reader set to save lives and money3 July 2007A pioneering new device that could help over four billion adults and children who suffer from infectious diarrhoea in the developing world and reduce outbreaks of diseases such as clostridium difficile (C.Diff) in UK hospital wards is the winner of this year’s University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition.
Pete Siwiec2 July 2007Pete Siwiec, a cleaner based in the Medical Building, died suddenly in June. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, remembers 'a genuinely kindhearted man'.
Back to sleep during the day29 June 2007In the mid-1980s it was recognised that the number of babies dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS, commonly referred to as cot death) had increased in many countries, but no-one knew quite why.
Surgeons set sail for charity28 June 2007Two Bristol surgeons are about to embark on an adventurous operation as they prepare to set sail on their new floating operating theatre, being launched tomorrow [Tuesday, 3 July], to help raise awareness of skin cancer.
Gordon Pavey27 June 2007Gordon Pavey, Honorary Special Lecturer in Education at the Graduate School of Education, died after a short illness on 8 June.
A meeting of remarkable minds27 June 2007Two Bristol academics will be among 30 early career researchers from across the world of science who will come together this weekend for the first of three innovation Labs being run by NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).
£5 million boost for study of China27 June 2007A £5 million programme to ensure that British higher education is equipped to compete globally in Chinese studies as that country rises in international importance was launched today by the universities of Bristol, Oxford and Manchester.
Thousands to sample university life27 June 2007Over 10,000 students from all over the country are expected at Bristol University today [Thursday 28 June] for the University’s Open Day.
Chemistry for our future26 June 2007Watching sodium fizz as it reacts with water or making a well-known drug such as aspirin are just some of the experiments that are part of a new pilot project taking place at Bristol University today [Wednesday 27 June] to help inspire students to take up A-level Chemistry.
Satirical science has the last laugh26 June 2007Bristol-based company Null Hypothesis, the Journal of Unlikely Science has just received first-phase equity funding, enabling further development of its award-winning business.
Is your rabbit at risk?25 June 2007A campaign to educate rabbit owners to recognise the warnings signs of an often fatal condition has been launched by Bristol University's Small Animal Practice. Known as 'Fly Strike' or 'Myiasis', the condition occurs for a number of reasons and most pet rabbits are at risk.
15 minutes of football?22 June 2007A report by Professor Andy Ness and his ‘Children of the 90s’ team at Bristol, together with Professor Chris Riddoch from Bath University, suggests that making even small increases to a child’s daily exercise routine, such as walking them to school instead of taking the car, could have dramatic long-term results.
In our opinion… Science in the public spotlight22 June 2007Man’s role in causing climate change has been a topic of much interest over the past 30 years. Dr Rich Pancost, Professor Paul Valdes and Ian Ross, on behalf of the University’s Global Change Initiative, put their side of the argument.
Wearable computing spinout wins top investment prize22 June 2007A University spinout company specialising in state-of-the-art wearable computing technology has won the top prize in an investment competition. The ‘Peoples’ Investment’ competition formed part of the annual SETsquared Garden Party, showcasing the region’s new businesses to prospective investors.
Stem cells to repair damaged heart muscle22 June 2007In the first trial of its kind in the world, 60 patients who have recently suffered a major heart attack will be injected with selected stem cells from their own bone marrow during routine coronary bypass surgery.
Students win healthcare Oscar21 June 2007An innovative nurse call system for people with minimal hand movement, developed by two Bristol University students, has won a prestigious healthcare accolade at the 2007 Medical Futures Innovation Awards. The system won awards for both the Best Patient Independence Innovation and Bone and Joint Innovation.
LTSS Summer School 200720 June 2007A chance for lecturers to find out more about the use of technology in education.
Bristol joins innovative research partnership19 June 2007The University of Bristol has signed a memorandum of understanding to become one of the partners in a cutting-edge technology research foundation that aims to boost UK technological innovation.
Team Bristol runs wild19 June 2007Twelve Bristol people will be putting on their running shoes this weekend [Saturday, June 23] for a project in Africa.
Schools compete for the title of Panathlon Champions18 June 2007Around 280 pupils from 17 Bristol and Plymouth special schools will compete for the title of Bristol’s Disability Panathlon Champions 2007 at the University of Bristol. The three-day event takes place from tomorrow [Tuesday 19] until Thursday 21 June at the University of Bristol’s Coombe Dingle Sports Complex.
Turning off cancer15 June 2007A way of switching off the development and growth of certain cancer cells has been identified.
Ceremony to mark 60th anniversary of city's twinning14 June 2007A special degree ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Bristol–Bordeaux and Bristol–Hannover twinning associations will be held at 12 noon today [Friday 15 June] in the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol.
Illuminating the past14 June 2007A remarkable collection of picture stories that fascinated audiences before the invention of the movie camera has been restored to life thanks to the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection.
Laying down memories14 June 2007The function of one enzyme in the brain is strongly linked to a number of major brain diseases.
Coach rows to success14 June 2007A sports coach at the University of Bristol has won a prestigious BUSA (British Universities Sports Association) ‘Coach of the Year’ award for his dedication to University sport.