Leg length linked to coronary heart disease15 June 2004Researchers at Bristol University have found a link between adult leg length - an indicator of diet and living conditions during childhood - and coronary heart disease in women.
Babies born into large families may fail to thrive15 June 2004An investigation into why some babies grow only very slowly in the first nine months of their lives has come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with the prosperity of the parents.
The world of theatrical premières14 June 2004The world of theatrical premières is the subject of this year's summer exhibition at Bristol University's Theatre Collection. Premières opens to the public free of charge on Monday, June 14.
Horseshoe bats - the sound of speciation10 June 2004New research on horseshoe bats published in Nature provides a fascinating example of how a central barrier to speciation - the evolution of reproductive isolation - can be overcome, without any need for geographical separation.
Knee ops in the UK have soared in a decade10 June 2004Knee replacement operations have more than doubled in a decade, with one in five ops second time around (revision) surgery, reveals research by Bristol University's Department of Social Medicine.
On your bike!7 June 2004PC1875 Sarah Daniels, a serving Police Officer from Redland Police Station, has been employed as Beat Officer at Bristol University.
D-Day lecture later this year7 June 2004In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the University of Bristol is holding a lecture later this year about some of America's most illustrious military figures and their links with Bristol.
Bristol celebrates first year of high-tech enterprise4 June 2004Guests from the region's business and academic communities celebrated the success of SETsquared, the support programme for early stage, high-tech ventures, with a garden party to mark its first year anniversary.
Bristol looks East for new venture4 June 2004The vital importance to UK and European interests of understanding and engaging with an emerging super power is the inspiration behind an ambitious plan by the University of Bristol to establish a new Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) by 2005.
Magnetic glue found in superconductors2 June 2004A breakthrough has been made by a team of scientists, led by Professor Stephen Hayden from the University of Bristol, in understanding how high temperature superconductors work. Their results, announced today in Nature (3 June, 2004), suggest they have found the 'binding glue' that allows superconductivity to happen.
A new deal for children?2 June 2004A new study published today by The Policy Press shows that government childcare policies, combined with decades of under-investment in childcare services, are hampering reforms designed to integrate childcare and education in England and Scotland.
What a load of rubbish!2 June 2004Bristol University's Energy and Environmental Management Unit (EEMU) has been awarded £63,553 by the National Lottery funded Community Recycling and Economic Development (CRED) Programme to set-up a University Residences Recycling Project.
New Intellectual Property Management system2 June 2004A new Intellectual Property (IP) Management system is being created by 3C Research, a Bristol-based University Innovation Centre, and Murgitroyd & Company, European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.
New book on Labour's women MPs25 May 2004A new book by Dr Sarah Childs, Lecturer in Politics at Bristol University, which explores the experiences of Labour's women MPs was launched at the Houses of Parliament today.
Learning to be sick24 May 2004Mothers who are concerned about their own health may unwittingly be passing their anxieties on to their children.
The Earth - Sold Out!24 May 2004Best-selling science writer Richard Fortey will be visiting Bristol University on Monday 24 May to talk about his latest book 'The Earth: an intimate history'. The lecture is already sold out.
Study tests new treatment for colitis18 May 2004Research from Bristol University on a new method for treating the digestive disease, ulcerative colitis will be presented at an international conference of experts in New Orleans.
University gets vote of confidence11 May 2004Bristol University is to be granted a 'broad confidence' outcome by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) following a rigorous institutional audit.
Fossil trees help understand climate change4 May 2004A unique assemblage of giant fossil trees more than 45m in height has been found in 300-million-year-old rocks in Newfoundland, Canada. The fossilised trees represent the oldest upland forests ever documented. Knowing their age will help understand climate change.