Bristol academic elected Fellow of the British Academy21 July 2017Professor Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and founding Director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse21 July 2017Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.
Famed actor Timothy West receives honorary degree21 July 2017Timothy West, widely regarded as the godfather of British drama, has been presented with an honorary degree by the University of Bristol on Friday [21 July], in recognition of his contribution to the world of acting.
Study investigates link between antidepressant use in pregnancy and autism20 July 2017Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy seem to be at a slightly higher risk of autism than children of mothers with psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants during pregnancy, according to a University of Bristol study published in The BMJ today. However, the researchers stress that the absolute risk of autism was small, so these results should not be considered alarming.
‘Shadow network’ keeps communities safe from deadly volcano19 July 2017New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA), and co-authored by the University of Bristol, shows that ‘shadow networks’ linking volunteers with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer.
More participants needed to complete UK-led Alzheimer’s disease drug trial17 July 2017People with Alzheimer's disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen's University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but even more people are needed to take part in the study.
Research takes on radical rethink of UK digital infrastructure14 July 2017Researchers including a team from the University of Bristol are working with business to revolutionise the infrastructure of the internet in the UK, creating an agile, resilient network capable of meeting future needs of our rapidly changing society.
Kevin Elyot Award – second recipient chosen 14 July 2017Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection.
How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals?10 July 2017Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals.
Quantum in conversation7 July 2017In collaboration with artist/historian Milica Prokic, the team at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) is engaging in a conversation about quantum research, its implications, and its impact on our world.
Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others6 July 2017A new resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website today. The resource, developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford with funding from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, includes over 30 video- and audio-recorded interviews with women who describe a range of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, and coercive and controlling behaviour, which became a criminal offence in 2015.
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children6 July 2017High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving University of Bristol researchers and almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied.
Come and fire your passion for all things STEM5 July 2017The latest cutting-edge research will be on display at Big Bang Bristol, a free two-day science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) extravaganza at the Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July.