Bristol launches alumni mentoring scheme18 October 2018The University of Bristol has launched its brand-new alumni mentoring initiative, which pairs current students with alumni to give them invaluable insights, advice and opportunities to support and shape their future ambitions.
Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes18 October 2018Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and published in The BMJ.
Pioneering animal welfare approach with AssureWel16 October 2018New guidance outlining a pioneering new approach for farm assurance schemes, retailers and farmers to improve animal welfare has been released following a six-year project with the Soil Association, RSPCA and University of Bristol.
Emeritus Professor Haydn Mason (1929-2018) 10 October 2018Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Haydn Trevor Mason died on 16th August 2018 a few months before his 90th birthday. His former colleague Dr Edward Forman has provided this tribute.
Researchers appeal to parents to help them improve care after stillbirth10 October 2018Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by stillbirth. The loss of a baby has many effects on parents and their families in the short- and long-term and care is often inconsistent. To address how to measure the impact of the care bereaved families receive, researchers from the University of Bristol are appealing to parents who have experienced a stillbirth to find out what impact the loss has had on their health.
£4.9 million makeover transforms sports centre10 October 2018The first phase of the University of Bristol’s transformation of its Clifton campus is being unveiled today [10 October] with the official reopening of its Indoor Sports Centre, which has undergone a £4.9 million makeover.
Calling all budding vets and vet nurses9 October 2018Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it's like to work in veterinary medicine at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 27 October.
Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds
5 October 2018The age-old adage "I'll sleep on it" has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people's brain activity and responses before and after a nap. The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing up pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision.
Understanding natural fungicide synthesis: the pathway to strobilurins revealed at last5 October 2018Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Hannover studying a naturally-produced compound that inspired the biggest selling family of commercial agricultural fungicides have, for the first time, discovered how this important class of compound is synthesised in nature. The findings could potentially be used in the future to enable a ‘pick and mix’ approach with combinations of enzymes to make designer biosynthetic pathways for new compounds that could help to control crop diseases.