Bristol engineers receive Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards19 June 2017Three University of Bristol engineers are the recipients of Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards. Professor Bruce Drinkwater from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received his award this year and Professor Dimitra Simeonidou from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Professor Paul Weaver from the Department of Aerospace Engineering were the recipients of the award in 2016.
Queen’s birthday honour for Bristol professors17 June 2017Professor Debbie Lawlor and Professor Richard Taylor at the University of Bristol have both received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.
Epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft14 June 2017Cleft lip and/or palate are common birth defects and affect around 15 in every 10,000 births in Europe. New research by the University of Bristol from the largest study of cleft lip and/or palate in the world, the Cleft Collective, has found epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft.
New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection13 June 2017The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best is being run by the University of Bristol and members of the public are being asked to consider taking part.
Do your teeth need an MOT?13 June 2017Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist.
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute appoints new Director12 June 2017Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill has been appointed to Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol and will take up the role on 1 August 2017.
Student team win Airbus drone challenge9 June 2017Students from the University of Bristol built and flew drones in a two day challenge called “Drone Dash 1”, sponsored by the Airbus Global University Partnership Programme this week.
Study finds link between teen cannabis use and other illicit drug taking in early adulthood8 June 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol have found regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is associated with a greater risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. The study by Bristol’s Population Health Science Institute, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, also found cannabis use was associated with harmful drinking and smoking.
2017 Bristol Teaching Award winners announced7 June 2017The winners of the 2017 Bristol Teaching Awards, a joint venture between the University and Bristol SU, were announced at an Awards dinner, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building on Tuesday 6 June.
Helen Dunmore, 1952-20177 June 2017Helen Dunmore, an award-winning poet, novelist and children’s writer who taught at Bristol, died earlier this month.
A beautiful hybrid: Quantum computer art7 June 2017Artists and scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Art have joined forces to blend two very different disciplines and create the beautiful fusion that is quantum computer art.
Mother's personality can affect child's mental health6 June 2017Scientists have looked at over 8,000 parents and children in Children of the 90s and found that the children of women with personality traits associated with emotional and relationship difficulties were at greater risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm in their late teens than their peers.
Get ‘buzzy’ with nature in the city5 June 2017Celebrate the start of summer and all things bright and beautiful by joining in with one of the many diverse activities on offer at this year’s Festival of Nature.
‘Appy’ voters, now that’s a political party! 5 June 2017Students at the University of Bristol have launched an app targeted at young voters, which delivers each major party manifesto in digestible chunks and in the tools of the time.
World-renowned Harvard scientist to give public lecture [9 June]5 June 2017World-renowned Harvard University scientist, Professor Nancy Krieger will be giving a free public lecture [9 June] around health inequities using examples from her recent studies into US mortality, the reporting of US civilian deaths due to police violence, breast cancer, and the shadow of Jim Crow. The event is to mark the launch on Friday 9 June of the new Bristol Population Health Science Institute at the University of Bristol.
New voting advice tool launched to provide insight into policy preferences31 May 2017A new, interactive website launched this week to help voters in the upcoming UK general election determine which party policies they most closely identify with. The online voting advice application, called WhoGetsMyVoteUK, is part of a collaborative project led by Oxford Brookes, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol.
Lift-off for new space network for UK universities 30 May 2017A new network that will support university space science and engineering will be officially launched at the UK Space Conference 2017 today [Tuesday 30 May]. The Space Universities Network (SUN) will provide resources and events to assist with the teaching of space science and engineering in UK universities and help ensure that graduates are ready for the challenges of future space exploration.
Just how old are animals? 30 May 2017The origin of animals was one of the most important events in the history of Earth. Beautifully preserved fossil embryos suggest that our oldest ancestors might have existed a little more than half a billion years ago.
Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought30 May 2017Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers at the University of Bristol have provided new evidence to show that the Amazon rainforest is not as fragile as previously thought. The research is published today in Nature Communications.
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study26 May 2017Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.