Take part in the great species hunt – Bristol’s BioBlitz19 May 20102010 is the year of Biodiversity, so why not experience the biodiversity on your doorstep? Bristol’s second ever BioBlitz is starting this week [Friday 21 May to Saturday 22 May] and everybody is welcome to join in.
Antibiotics have significant resistance effects on individual patients in primary care19 May 2010Antibiotics prescribed in primary care make a considerable contribution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance, both in individual patients and the population as a whole, according to research from the University of Bristol published in this week’s BMJ. GPs and patients should consider these effects when prescribing and consuming antibiotics, the researchers urge.
Pupils learn forensics at Festival of Chemistry17 May 2010Around sixty students from schools in the South West will have the chance to try their hand at forensic-style chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry held at the University of Bristol today [Monday 17 May 2010].
Baby corals dance their way home14 May 2010Baby corals find their way home in their first days as free-swimming larvae by listening to the noise of animals on the reef and actively swimming towards it, an international team of researchers working in the Caribbean has discovered.
Honorary degree for Professor Hogan13 May 2010Professor John Hogan of the Department of Engineering Mathematics has been awarded an honorary degree by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), in recognition of his work in nonlinear dynamics and its applications.
'Romeo and Juliet' with a difference13 May 2010Three performances of 'Romeo and Juliet', supported by Bristol University Business Angels (BUBA) and Research and Enterprise Development (RED), will take place in Bristol Cathedral this Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 May.
Smallpox anniversary marked in Gloucestershire13 May 20102010 marks the 30th anniversary of the global eradication of smallpox. A garden in Gloucestershire and University of Bristol academics are playing a key part in the commemoration, to coincide with the birthday of Edward Jenner, the country doctor who discovered vaccination and administered the first smallpox innoculation at his house in Berkeley, Gloucestershire in 1798.
Religious faith and the liberal state13 May 2010The conflict created by the ideals and policies of religion versus the liberal state will be the subject of a public lecture by Professor Lord Raymond Plant, former member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, on Tuesday 18 May.
Mental health and the military13 May 2010"Preventing psychiatric illness is a major public health problem and it appears that the armed forces are beginning to take this challenge seriously," writes Professor Glyn Lewis of the University of Bristol in The Lancet this week in response to new research into the mental health of military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bristol ChemLabS in France12 May 2010Bristol ChemLabS has been working with the British Council and the Ecole Nationale de Chimie (ENSC) in Lille to deliver higher education/chemistry workshops for French students.
Accolades for Bristol spine research12 May 2010Work by researchers from the Spine Research Group in the Department of Anatomy won both Best Paper and Best Poster prize at last month’s biennial meeting of Britspine, an umbrella organisation for spinal research in the UK.
Young men with DMD demand more support11 May 2010New research from the University of Bristol has found that the rights and needs of young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are being severely restricted by the failure of many services to provide good planning and support.
Robert Ferguson MP: newly-discovered correspondence10 May 2010A unique archive of material belonging to Robert Ferguson FRS has just been purchased by the University of Bristol Library’s Special Collections. The archive, until now owned by the Ferguson family, was uncovered by historian of geology, Dr Cherry Lewis, while she was researching the early history of the Geological Society for her book, "The Making of the Geological Society of London".
Genetics confirm Bristol theory on Neanderthals6 May 2010The publication of the Neanderthal genome sequence this week in Science confirms the theory that there was gene flow from Neanderthals to Modern Humans, a proposal previously made on the basis of skeletal morphology and artefacts by Professor João Zilhão of Bristol University's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Red crabs lead the way in endurance running6 May 2010Not even professional athletes would consider running a marathon without any training, but this is essentially what Christmas Island red crabs do every year, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Bone marrow stem cells in MS show promise5 May 2010A groundbreaking trial by academics at the University of Bristol to test bone marrow stem cell therapy with a small group of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to have possible benefits for the treatment of the disease.
Telling Tales About Men1 May 2010This book provides an intriguing account of how conscientious objectors, who opposed war on religious, moral and political grounds, were perceived during the First World War.
The Making of the Geological Society of London1 May 2010In celebration of its 200-year history, this book commemorates the lives of the Society’s 13 founder members and sets geology in its national and European context at the turn of the 19th century
The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend1 May 2010The Companion outlines the evolution of the legend from the earliest documentary sources to Spamalot and analyses how some of the major motifs of the legend have been passed down in both medieval and modern texts.
Registration opens for Bristol Nanoscience Symposium 20101 May 2010Registration opens today (May 1) for the Bristol Nanoscience Symposium 2010, a two-day event that will bring together leading figures from the international scientific community at one of the finest nanoscience facilities in the world.
England rugby captain at the University this weekend30 April 2010England rugby captain, Catherine Spencer, will be leading a taster session to get women interested in women’s rugby this weekend [Sunday 2 May]. With the Women’s World Cup just around the corner, this is an opportunity for staff and students at Bristol University to try out the sport in a in a fun and friendly environment.
Academics help inspire the next generation of female scientists30 April 2010University of Bristol academics will be providing school pupils in the region with a unique insight into their careers at 'Skirting Science', an event that aims to give local schoolgirls a taste of how stimulating and rewarding a job in science can be.
South-west teams inspired by engineering29 April 2010Nearly 100 A-level students displayed their engineering project at the EES (Engineering Education Scheme) Celebration Day hosted at the University of Bristol
Drumming up a team28 April 2010Looking for ideas to encourage teamwork? The Accommodation Office tried Brazilian drumming (without having to go all the way to South America).
‘Sport in the USSR’ goes Russian28 April 2010The Russian language journal 'Vedomosti' has recently published an extract from Bristol art historian Mike O’Mahony’s book 'Sport in the USSR: Physical Culture – Visual Culture'.
Causes of death in AIDS patients28 April 2010New research shows that Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) continues to dramatically reduce rates of mortality from HIV infection in high-income countries, such that non-AIDS-related deaths exceed AIDS deaths after approximately four years of taking ART.
Pioneering video telephone system accessible for all27 April 2010A groundbreaking telecommunications system, Total Conversation, that will provide both person-to-person communication and integration with all other telephone users is launched today [Tuesday 27 April] by the REACH112 project.
MS researcher wins national award23 April 2010A University of Bristol researcher has won a national award for his pioneering work to support the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Laurence Ketteringham, a researcher from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the MS Society’s ‘MS Researcher of the Year’ award for his groundbreaking research into treatment for MS symptoms.