Researchers identify new target for common heart condition8 January 2013Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. The findings may pave the way for the development of new therapies for the condition which can be expected to affect almost one in four of the UK population at some point in their lifetime.
Les Misérables: From Page to Screen8 January 2013How Victor Hugo's much-loved novel Les Misérables has been adapted for the screen is the subject of two forthcoming events featuring Dr Bradley Stephens of the University of Bristol, a specialist on Hugo and adaptations of his work. The latest film version of Les Misérables is released in the UK this Friday [11 January].
A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets6 January 2013Future sea level rise due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially larger than estimated in Climate Change 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Should students take ‘smart drugs’?4 January 2013The use of ‘smart drugs’ – pills to boost concentration and improve memory – is on the rise, with up to 25 per cent of American students using them to help with studying and to improve grades. But what are the ethical issues and risks associated with such drug taking?
Shine at the Theatre Collection4 January 2013Shine, an exhibition of contemporary artists' responses to Victorian prints held by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, is on display in the Collection until 28 February 2013.