Scientists develop new technologies for understanding bacterial infections29 August 2011Understanding how bacteria infect cells is crucial to preventing countless human diseases. In a recent breakthrough, scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a new approach for studying molecules within their natural environment, opening the door to understanding the complexity of how bacteria infect people.
Mural cells from saphenous vein could have long-term benefits in heart attacks25 August 2011Stem cell therapies promise to regenerate the infarcted heart through the replacement of dead cardiac cells and stimulation of the growth of new vessels. New research has found the transplantation of stem cells that reside in human veins can help in the recovery of a heart attack. The findings could lead, in the next few years, to the first human clinical trial.
Rocks and clocks help unravel the mysteries of ancient Earth24 August 2011Research into the dating techniques used to identify the origins of the living world has found the way in which fossils are used to calibrate the Earth’s evolutionary clock is of critical importance. The findings could help us better understand the gaps in the evolutionary timeline.
Should the work of Banksy be listed?22 August 2011Graffiti has traditionally been seen as a menace by local authorities, its appearance viewed as an indicator of decline in amenity and something to be painted over or scrubbed away. However, new research by the University's Law School questions whether the work of the well-known British street artist, Banksy, should be protected as a listed asset.
Gorillas for sale19 August 2011The University is hosting a charity auction of life-size gorilla sculptures at the Victoria Rooms, Clifton, on Thursday 29 September at 7.15 pm.
Procurement Exhibition 201119 August 2011The University’s Procurement Exhibition will be held over two days this year, on 14 and 21 September, according to supplier type.
Gladys Salt, 1925-201119 August 2011Gladys Salt, formerly a laboratory technician in the Department of Biochemistry, has died. Professor Stephen Halford writes a note of appreciation.
University of Bristol Innocence Project asks: Is William Beck a victim of mistaken eyewitness identification?19 August 2011William Beck was 20 when he was arrested for an armed robbery of a post van in Livingston, Scotland on 16 December 1981. Nearly three decades later, after serving six years of imprisonment for a conviction based exclusively on eyewitness identification, he continues to maintain his innocence. The University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP) has taken on Mr Beck’s case and has today submitted a response on his behalf following two rejections by the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission — the independent public body set up to review alleged miscarriages of justice.
NHS and University researchers awarded over £11 million in record funding18 August 2011Two University and NHS research partnerships in Bristol have been awarded £11.5 million for research into cardiovascular disease, nutrition, diet and lifestyle. The funding forms part of a Government initiative to enable the country’s top scientists to develop new scientific discoveries into groundbreaking medicines, treatments and better care for NHS patients.
Undergraduate admissions 201118 August 2011The University of Bristol received around 33,600 applications for the 3,238 undergraduate places available across the full range of subjects from this October.
National Student Survey 201117 August 2011A message from Professor Avril Waterman-Pearson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students), about the results of the 2011 National Student Survey.
New research reveals brain’s natural protection mechanism during stroke17 August 2011Neuroscientists have identified a natural protection mechanism in some of the brain’s nerve cells during the onset of stroke. The findings, published today [17 August] in the Journal of Neuroscience, could be used to develop treatments to protect other nerve cell types responsible for speech and movement.
Rarest Brunel treasures available to view16 August 2011Some of the treasures from the National Brunel Archive will be available for the public to view when they go on display in the ss Great Britain Trust’s new Brunel Institute. The display marks the launch of a new range of events called the ‘Archive in Five’ showcasing some the collection’s rarest objects during lunch hours.
Racing like the wind16 August 2011Teams from around the world will be challenging each other at an international wind energy car race later this week.
National media coverage for research into teenage motherhood9 August 2011New research by the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation into the factors that shape the fertility decisions of teenagers, has been covered by BBC News Online, Guardian Online, the Bristol Evening Post, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph.
Is teenage motherhood contagious?9 August 2011New research into the factors that shape the fertility decisions of teenagers has found that within families, teen births tend to be contagious. The study by the University of Bristol has identified the impact of sibling influences on teenage fertility.
Paul Woods, 1948-20115 August 2011Paul Woods, a former Subject Librarian at the Arts and Social Sciences Library, passed away on 17 July. Jez Conolly pays tribute to a man of 'innate professionalism' and 'infectious joviality'.
Bristol academic shaping the future of tech evolution5 August 2011David May FRS FREng, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol features in this week’s Economist about his pioneering work in the microchip industry and helping to create Bristol’s very own ‘Silicon Valley’.
Helping families with disabled children access childcare4 August 2011A new research report aimed at improving service provision for disabled children and their families has been published by the Department for Education. The publication is co-authored by the University of Bristol, the National Centre for Social Research and the University of Warwick.
Interact with the sights and sounds of quantum mechanics4 August 2011Step into and interact with visuals and sounds generated by quantum particle dynamics at Arnolfini this weekend – thanks to a unique fusion of art and science created by a researcher at the University of Bristol.
One million euro grant for research into UK advice agencies3 August 2011Advice organisations, rather than professional lawyers, are becoming key players in legal arenas, particularly for citizens whose access to rights is most limited. A grant of over one million euros has been awarded to Dr Morag McDermont at the University of Bristol by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the ways in which UK advice agencies mediate between citizens and the practices of law.
TV time: why children watch multi-screens3 August 2011New research examines the relationship children have with electronic viewing devices, such as TV, computer game time and internet use, and their habits of interacting with more than one at a time.