Campaign captures the many faces of Bristol12 January 2015From students to staff, academics to alumni, many people from many walks of life play a vital role in making the University of Bristol such a vibrant community. A unique, year-long campaign called 52 Faces of Bristol has been capturing this diversity.
Hong Kong history project launched12 January 2015A new project, hosted at the University of Bristol and funded by the Hatton Trust, which aims to encourage and facilitate the study of the history of Hong Kong in the UK will be launched this week.
Registration for second University MOOC now open8 January 2015The University of Bristol’s second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Cultural Studies and Modern Languages: An Introduction, launches on Monday 16 February 2015. Registration is now open on the FutureLearn website, with the course already reporting a high level of enrolment.
Rapid weight gain in first three months of life increases asthma risk8 January 2015Babies who gain weight rapidly in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma and for it to persist into adolescence. This is according to the latest research from the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study, which analysed information on height, weight and asthma symptoms in almost 10,000 people in the study at various points in time from birth to age 17.
New treatment offers hope for headshaking in horses6 January 2015At present there are no consistently safe and effective methods for the treatment of headshaking in horses. The condition, a neuropathic facial pain syndrome, often leaves affected horses impossible to ride and dangerous to handle, and can result in euthanasia. A new study has found a treatment called percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) could reduce signs of the condition in horses. The same PENS therapy is used in people to manage neuropathic pain.
University of Bristol ranked top five for research in the UK6 January 2015The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to new analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which takes into account the percentage of staff submitted.