Schools conference on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance science20 December 2016The University of Bristol is at the forefront of tackling the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and engaging with the public to raise awareness of this global health issue, and what we can all do to help, is an important part of overcoming a problem that affects health, economic and social wellbeing.
Honour for Bristol Royal Navy Training Officer19 December 2016The Senior Training Officer at Bristol University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) has received a top award in recognition of his dedication to training URNU students over the last 20 years.
Electrifying news...nano-modified aerospace composites19 December 2016New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed thanks to a collaboration between the Universities of Surrey and Bristol together with aerospace company Bombardier.
Does omega-3 algal oil improve osteoarthritis in dogs?14 December 2016Owners of dogs showing signs of osteoarthritis are being asked by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences to take part in the first study of its kind to find out whether an omega-3 oil derived from algae can help dogs with osteoarthritis (OA).
Organic crystal research wins EU funding12 December 2016A Bristol-led, international project investigating a new method of controlling the growth of organic crystals, with potential benefits for pharmaceutical development, has been awarded EU funding.
Ballast Seed Garden artist wins Vera List Centre Prize for Art & Politics12 December 2016A Bristol art project about migration has won the 2016-2018 Vera List Centre Prize for Art and Politics. Presented every two years to an artist, or group of artists, whose work furthers social justice, this year the winner is Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, who created Bristol’s Floating Ballast Seed Garden, in collaboration with the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Bristol City Council and Arnolfini.
Blueprint for shape in ancient land plants8 December 2016Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have unlocked the secrets of shape in the most ancient of land plants using time-lapse imaging, growth analysis and computer modelling.
Chips with everything – as long as they're quantum 8 December 2016The world's first programmable quantum photonic chip, created by scientists at the University of Bristol, will now be a part of a new permanent exhibition at the Science Museum which explores how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world over the last 400 years.
SPHERE project World Technology Award finalist7 December 2016A University of Bristol research project has been named a World Technology Award finalist by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organisations at the forefront of science, technology and related fields.
Building on success: Engine Shed prepares for the future5 December 2016Business incubation centre Engine Shed has marked its third anniversary by launching the public consultation for its second hub – to be located at the heart of the University of Bristol’s new £300 million campus.
Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain5 December 2016Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests.
Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award Winners 20161 December 2016The winners of this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards, which showcase the diverse and important contributions that Bristol research makes to society, were announced at the Strategy Launch on 29 November.
Bristol Is Open wins smart cities award30 November 2016Bristol Is Open won The Smart Cities Award at a prestigious ceremony last night [Tuesday 29 November]. The project, which is a joint venture between the University and Bristol City Council, was one of four nominees in the Smart Cities category at the World Communications Awards (WCA).
SPHERE named as finalist in national public engagement award30 November 2016A research project from the University of Bristol received a finalist award in the national Engage Competition, run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), for their public health and well-being engagement work.
Oscar-winning actress feels the force30 November 2016University of Bristol research associate Asier Marzo demonstrated a mid-air display of ‘floating pixels’ using soundwaves and force fields to Spanish actress and model, Penélope Cruz and actor, Chino Darín, on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
Mobbing mongooses get by with a little help from their friends30 November 2016In their notorious battles with snakes, dwarf mongooses are more likely to help attack the enemy if they are closely bonded to the individual raising the alarm, reports new experimental research from scientists at the University of Bristol.