Proof that magnesium could prevent fractures13 April 2017Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.
Come and snap the Bristol crocodile this weekend 11 April 2017Quilts in jewelled colours, stained glass sailing boats, a bronze Rambeaux with attitude, calligraphy inspired ceramics, and quirky foliage sculptures, are just a few of the highlights of this year’s University of Bristol Botanic Garden Sculpture Festival and Quilting Exhibition.
Fantastic eggs and where to find them11 April 2017Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.
200 years since Parkinson’s disease was first identified11 April 2017World Parkinson's Disease Day [11 April] is held every year on Parkinson's birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it. To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the condition named after him, a new biography of this forgotten man has been published.
Bristol partner with Google to deliver next generation video technology10 April 2017With increased demands for better quality and more immersive and interactive visual services, video has become the primary driver of the internet. A team of researchers from the Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol has received funding under Google's Research Awards program to deliver the next generation of video compression technology.
Bristol to partner in major new UK Housing Evidence Centre6 April 2017A new national research centre that will advance knowledge of the housing market, provide robust evidence to inform housing policy and practice across the UK, is announced today [6 April] by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Veterinary professionals need to change how they connect with their clients5 April 2017When advising on animal health and welfare, veterinarians often struggle to engage with the motivational needs of their clients. New research has shown a change is needed in how veterinarians communicate with and advise animal owners, to promote engagement with their advice and protect the animals in their care.
Aerospace Day to encourage women into engineering4 April 2017Students from local schools will be at the University of Bristol tomorrow [Wednesday 5 April] for the second Airbus Aerospace Outreach Day to promote aerospace engineering as an exciting and achievable career for women.
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches3 April 2017A £21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Bristol will launch this week [3 April]. The research centre, awarded to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the University of Bristol by the NIHR, will conduct cutting-edge research to develop new, ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for patients in a wide range of diseases.
Image analysis addresses harmful algal blooms3 April 2017Harmful algal blooms are the rapid and uncontrolled growth of algae in either freshwater or marine environments and can cause significant harm to human health, animals, the environment and economies. A team of researchers from the Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol has been awarded a major grant by the British Council to produce monitoring and early warning systems for harmful algal blooms (HABs), also known as red tides.
Bristol academic awarded the Kieran Sweeney Prize31 March 2017Dr Trevor Thompson, GP and Head of Teaching at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has won the Royal College of General Practitioners' 2016 Kieran Sweeney Prize for medical writing by GPs.
Eradicating child poverty in Africa30 March 2017A team from Bristol Poverty Institute, a new specialist research institute at the University of Bristol set up to tackle global poverty, have been working with UNICEF to provide technical advice and assistance to the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) and the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) to help integrate multidimensional child poverty measures into Ugandan National Statistics.
Bristol enterprise leader named in UK’s top 100 30 March 2017Director of Bristol’s iconic Engine Shed, Nick Sturge, has been announced in the Sunday Times prestigious Maserati 100 index; a list of game-changing entrepreneurs who are disrupting the business world.
Composites advance at Bristol29 March 2017Composites are the materials of the future and are critical to reducing weight, energy consumption and the generation of CO2 in transport applications. Research at Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol, a newly created Specialist Research Institute (SRI), is delivering new technology and innovation through its research programmes, which will benefit future fuel emissions.
Strengthening ties with China’s universities29 March 2017Developing links with China’s universities will be a key focus when leaders and academics from the University of Bristol travel to China next month for the Graduation Celebration in Beijing.