£70,000 funding boost for dementia research3 September 2014Scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Bath will come together to help defeat dementia, thanks to a new research network across the UK being funded by a leading dementia research charity.
Help stop the decline of bees with only a single window box1 September 2014Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These products are all dependent on insect pollination, yet in recent years there has been a dramatic decline in bee and pollinator populations. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can make a difference with only a single window box.
The Bluebelle Study: Undressing wound infections28 August 2014Wound infections are a common complication of surgical procedures, and contribute major costs for the NHS as well as pain, discomfort and inconvenience for patients. A new study will examine whether a main trial comparing wound dressings with no dressings is possible and whether dressings are effective in reducing infection and helping surgical wounds to heal.
Stitching the Iliad28 August 2014An ambitious project to create a visual 'translation' in embroidery of all 24 books of Homer's celebrated poem, the Iliad, is being undertaken by University of Bristol PhD student, Silvie Kilgallon.
Can technology encourage a sustainable lifestyle?21 August 2014New research that discusses the role technology can play in encouraging a sustainable lifestyle will be presented this month at the 2nd annual ICT4S (Information and Communications Technology for Sustainability) conference in Stockholm, Sweden [24-27 August].
Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds20 August 2014New analyses of tiny fossil mammals from South Wales are shedding light on the function and diets of our earliest ancestors, a team led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leicester report today in the journal Nature.
Scottish poverty study calls on Governments to tackle rising deprivation 20 August 2014The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
How the Asian monsoon affects methane emissions 19 August 2014Scientists at the University of Bristol's Cabot Institute have shown how changes in the Asian monsoon affected emissions of methane, a prominent greenhouse gas, from the Tibetan Plateau.
How to tell what a donkey is thinking18 August 2014Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by global equine welfare charity the Brooke.
Undergraduate Admissions 201414 August 2014The University of Bristol received around 40,580 applications for the 4860 undergraduate places available across the full range of subjects from this September.
Who owns the copyright on a monkey selfie?11 August 2014The debate between photographer David Slater and Wikimedia, the company behind Wikipedia, over who owns pictures taken by a crested black macaque has raised questions over the ownership of online images.
Multi-million research grant will revolutionise future communication networks11 August 2014Global demand for broadband communications continues to increase substantially year on year. A major factor contributing to this demand is the growing number of fixed and mobile broadband users, data-hungry applications like video, and an ever-increasing number of network-connected everyday objects and machines. It is forecast that by 2020 the number of network-connected devices will reach 1,000 times the world’s population. A University of Bristol-led research project that aims to implement radically new network models has been awarded £6 million funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Volcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley7 August 2014Little known volcanoes in one of Africa’s most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape. Researchers are to assess largely uncharted volcanoes in the East African Rift Valley, home to vast mammal migrations, mountain gorillas, spectacular peaks and fertile plains.
Quantum Cheshire Cat observed for the first time6 August 2014The existence of a 'quantum Cheshire Cat', theoretically predicted last year by Professor Sandu Popescu of the University of Bristol and colleagues, has been observed experimentally by a team in Vienna.
Skull shape risk factors could help in the welfare of toy dog breeds6 August 2014New research has identified two significant risk factors associated with painful neurological diseases in the skull shape of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS). The findings could help in tackling these conditions in toy dog breeds and could be used in breeding guidelines.
Lights Out for the Wills Memorial Building4 August 2014The Wills Memorial Building will join with the rest of the UK in turning off the lights for an hour this evening [4 August] to commemorate the start of World War 1 a century ago.
Primary care telephone triage does not save money or reduce practice workload4 August 2014Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen.
Bristol Bright Night illuminates city science1 August 2014Bristol’s streets are set to be transformed into a living laboratory of innovation and experimentation as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the very first time.