Hidden Pain?16 November 2009A new research study by the Norah Fry Research Centre and the Bristol Crisis Service for Women have found people with learning disabilities who self-injure are not always taken seriously and current practices in the learning disability field need to be changed.
Skin colour gives clues to health16 November 2009Researchers from the universities of Bristol and St Andrews have found that the colour of a person’s skin affects how healthy and therefore attractive they appear, and have found that diet may be crucial to achieving the most desirable complexion.
Bristol students on the run in jailbreak13 November 2009Around 70 students will be aiming to get as far away from Bristol this weekend with absolutely no money whatsoever, all in aid of charity. The students, who are members of the University of Bristol RAG, will be 'released' from the Students’ Union in a ‘jailbreak’ tomorrow (14 November 2009) at 9 am.
Bristol student team triumphs at MIT13 November 2009An interdisciplinary team of students at the University of Bristol went head-to-head with 111 other teams at a prestigious international competition in the field of synthetic biology – and came away with a gold medal and a prize for Best Model.
Fatty acids clue for Alzheimer's13 November 2009The amount of fatty acids in the brain varies between healthy people and those with Alzheimer's according to new research from the University of Bristol, supported by the Alzheimer's Research Trust. The findings, published today in the journal Neurochemical Research, will help researchers understand what is happening in the brain during the disease.
Bristol hosts charity dinner to help conservation and alleviate poverty in Kenya13 November 2009The comedian, Rory Bremner, will be the guest of honour at a charity dinner hosted by the University of Bristol next month [3 December] to help raise funds for the Bristol-Kenya 2012 Partnership and the Tusk Trust, a UK-based charity that supports African conservation, education and community development projects.
Greenland ice cap melting faster than ever12 November 2009Satellite observations and a state-of-the art regional atmospheric model have independently confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet is loosing mass at an accelerating rate, reports a new study in Science.
Bristol hosts ‘chemistry of food’ event for National Chemistry Week10 November 2009‘The Chemistry of Fragrances and Flavours’ and ‘the Chemistry of Chocolate’ are just two of the talks the University of Bristol is hosting this week to mark National Chemistry Week — a biennial celebration that aims to promote and increase public understanding of chemical sciences.
Chill out for charity10 November 2009Feeling stressed? Pulled a muscle? Volunteers from Bristol University Massage Society are offering massage in exchange for a donation to Children in Need on 18 November.
Dad's Army – son’s memoir10 November 2009There was so much more to Bristol graduate Arnold Ridley than his TV role as Private Godfrey, as his son Nicolas will explain in a free public lecture on 19 November.
Michael Wiffin 1948-200910 November 2009Michael (Mick) Wiffin, a porter at the Wills Memorial Building, passed away suddenly on the weekend of 7 November after a short illness.
Solving big problems9 November 2009In a recently published paper, Aram Harrow at the University of Bristol and colleagues from MIT in the United States have discovered a quantum algorithm that solves large problems much faster than conventional computers can.
Controversial new climate change results9 November 2009New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of CO2 has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of CO2 having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now.
Who is the greenest of them all?9 November 2009Four Bristol undergraduates have made it to the final of the npower Future Leaders Challenge, a nationwide search to find the UK’s keenest, greenest university students.
Crazy cats9 November 2009‘Crazy cats’ will look at issues such as how cats communicate, whether they can be trained in the same way as dogs and how people believe they view the world. The talk will take place on Tuesday 24 November at 7.30 pm in the Pearson Building, University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences, Langford.
Bristol medic heads BMA student committee6 November 2009Nicholas Deakin, a third-year Bristol medical student, has been elected co-chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Students Committee.
Social Sciences brightest at Bristol6 November 2009Bristol’s excellence in economics, politics and psychology has been recognised by Germany’s Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), an independent institution that reviews university departments in 20 European countries to find the best European university research facilities for postgraduate students.
New book explores treatment of conscientious objectors during WWI6 November 2009Some of the ways in which conscientious objectors to compulsory military service were viewed and treated in England during WWI are the focus of a forthcoming book, Telling Tales About Men, by Lois Bibbings, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol.
Nanoparticles may cause DNA damage across a cellular barrier5 November 2009Scientists have shown in the laboratory that metal nanoparticles damaged the DNA in cells on the other side of a cellular barrier. The research, by the University of Bristol, is published online this week in Nature Nanotechnology.
Uploaded your face yet?5 November 2009Have you uploaded your photo for the new University ID card yet? If not, you need to do it by the end of this month.
Christmas at the Orangery5 November 2009The University is hosting a Christmas craft fair in the Orangery at Goldney Hall, Clifton, on Saturday 28 November.
German ambassador visits University today5 November 2009Today [5 November], just four days before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German ambassador to London, Georg Boomgaarden, will visit the University, where will be given a guided tour of the School of Modern Languages new state-of-the-art multi-media centre.
Bristol students climb Kilimanjaro to support Sudanese refugee4 November 2009A student from Sudan, who was made a refugee by the country’s civil war when he was 12 years old, is now studying an MSc Economics Finance and Management at the University of Bristol, thanks to a special scholarship that enables students from war-affected parts of Africa to study a postgraduate course at Bristol.
New Contemporaries at The Bristol Gallery4 November 2009A new exhibition of contemporary art, co-curated by University of Bristol student Holly Lopez, opens at The Bristol Gallery on the Harbourside this Saturday [7 November].
Freeing the innocent3 November 2009An investigator who helps to vindicate and free innocent people convicted of crimes will give a talk about her work later this week.
Bob Cogan 1950-20093 November 2009Robert (Bob) Cogan, Senior Porter in the School of Chemistry, passed away in hospital on 31 October 2009, after a short illness.
Britain’s oldest dinosaur to be released3 November 2009After 210 million years of being entombed in rock, the Bristol Dinosaur is about to be released, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £295,000 awarded to the University of Bristol.
Immunology seminar with Sir Roy Anderson30 October 2009Professor Sir Roy Anderson, one of the UK’s leading experts on epidemiology, is to visit the University next week to give a talk by on the emergence and control of pandemics.
Diabetes prevention article wins prestigious award29 October 2009A peer-reviewed article on diabetes prevention co-authored by Professor Janice Thompson from the Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences has been selected as the Sarah Mazelis Best Paper of the Year.
Security award for Jerry Woods29 October 2009Jerry Woods, the University’s Security Services Manager, has been named In-House Security Manager of the Year at the Security Excellence Awards.
Plaudits and a rare bloom for Botanic Garden28 October 2009The University’s Botanic Garden has been deemed ‘a significant element in the city’s success’ in the South West Britain in Bloom 2009 competition - just as a rare, hard-to-germinate plant comes into flower.