Hunting the genes that cause platelet bleeding disorders5 January 2010A £1.4 million grant awarded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a collaborative group which includes researchers at Bristol, seeks to identify the faulty genes that underlie bleeding in families with abnormal blood platelet function.
Size zero is bad news for bones5 January 2010New research from the Children of the 90s project suggests that teenage girls who are too thin may be putting their bones at risk.
Spring at the Wickham Theatre7 January 2010The Spring 2010 season of touring theatre, screenings and other events at the Wickham Theatre includes performances of two of Caryl Churchill’s early plays, a showcase of students’ films inspired by Lars Von Trier and a public lecture on Ted Hughes and Shakespeare.
Half of British households have 91 per cent of wealth7 January 2010The wealthiest half of British households have 91 per cent of total wealth, with the least wealthy half accounting for only 9 per cent of wealth, according to the latest Wealth in Great Britain report, which contains chapters by researchers from the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC).
To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery13 January 2010Works by a diverse array of contemporary artists from all over Europe will be brought together in a new exhibition entitled To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery from Saturday 16 January to Thursday 25 February 2010.
Panto star visits University11 January 2010Panto star Joe Swash swapped his Prince Charming costume for a University lab coat when he met a little girl from Bristol who almost died from meningitis a year ago. Ashlee Downes, from Almondsbury, was just three months old when she was struck down by the most deadly form of the disease last year.
Swimming lessons for adults and children15 January 2010Swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke begins from Monday 18 January at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Saxon queen discovered in Germany20 January 2010Remains of one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed at Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. The preliminary findings will be announced at a conference at the University of Bristol today.
Haiti earthquake recorded in Bristol15 January 2010Signals from the disastrous Haiti earthquake were picked up at the University of Bristol by geophysical instrumentation normally used to monitor volcanoes.
Tying light in knots17 January 2010The remarkable feat of tying light in knots has been achieved by a team of physicists working at the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Southampton, reports a paper in Nature Physics this week.
New partnership will promote healthcare innovation in the South West19 January 2010Health innovation in the South West will become more effective, thanks to a new government-funded partnership comprising universities, NHS organisations and industry. The alliance will help promote new developments in health including maternity and newborn care.
Gap between rich and poor wider than 40 years ago27 January 2010The independent National Equality Panel, of which the University's Professor Tariq Modood is a member, today publishes a report entitled An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK that calls for policy interventions at each life-cycle stage to counter economic inequalities.
Last Neanderthals died out 37,000 years ago27 January 2010The last Neanderthals in Europe died out at least 37,000 years ago – and both climate change and interaction with modern humans could be involved in their demise, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLoS ONE.
Bristol ChemLabS supports South African science education22 January 2010Bristol ChemLabS School Teacher Fellow Tim Harrison has been training science demonstrators from across South Africa to deliver lecture demonstrations and practical workshops from the ever-popular ChemLabS outreach series in their own centres and in township schools.
Young bioethicist bags Aussie award26 January 2010Bristol University academic, Dr Ainsley Newson, was named Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK at a gala Australia Day dinner held at Australia House on 23 January 2010.
Social Sciences and Law celebrate £4.3m ESRC grant28 January 2010Professor Dave Gordon from the University's Centre for Poverty and Social Justice has been awarded a record £4.3m grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his research project, 'Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom – the 2010 Survey'. It is the largest grant ever awarded for poverty research in the UK.
Volunteers needed to audit University’s green actions28 January 2010Sustainability is seeking staff volunteers to carry out audits in departments participating in the University’s environmental accreditation scheme, Green Impact. Potential volunteers should express their interest by Wednesday 3 February, and training will take place on 8 or 12 February.
Early humans caused extinction of Australia's giant animals28 January 2010The mass extinction of Australia’s giant animals, such as huge kangaroos and rhinoceros-sized wombats, might have been more rapid than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Bristol. This suggests humans could have been responsible for wiping out the country’s megafauna between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago.
New award scheme targets graduate employability29 January 2010A new scheme, which aims to target the increasing competition for graduate jobs by improving graduate employability, is being launched at the University of Bristol. The Bristol PLuS [Professional and Life Skills] Award scheme will recognise and reward students who participate in activities outside of their academic study.
Festival of Contemporary Science29 January 2010Nanotechnology, climate change and drug design are just some of the cutting-edge science topics being discussed at the Festival of Contemporary Science for secondary school teachers tomorrow [30 January] at the University of Bristol.
Professor Madeddu joins stem cell therapy advisory board29 January 2010Paolo Madeddu, Professor of Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the Bristol Heart Institute, is one of four opinion-leading clinicians to be appointed to the clinical advisory board of leading stem cell company ReNeuron.
Try your hand at science journalism29 January 2010The British Science Association is inviting applications for its 2010 Media Fellowship scheme, which provides scientists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how science is reported.
Major grant for wearable computing to aid research1 February 2010A multidisciplinary project that aims to revolutionise the design of technologies for supporting research has been awarded a grant of £1.7m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the RCUK Digital Economy programme.