• New collaboration receives funding to merge books, print and technology 9 January 2013 A University of Bristol project is one of eight new collaborations exploring books and print as historical, contemporary and future phenomena to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • Researchers identify new target for common heart condition 8 January 2013 Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. The findings may pave the way for the development of new therapies for the condition which can be expected to affect almost one in four of the UK population at some point in their lifetime.
  • Les Misérables: From Page to Screen 8 January 2013 How Victor Hugo's much-loved novel Les Misérables has been adapted for the screen is the subject of two forthcoming events featuring Dr Bradley Stephens of the University of Bristol, a specialist on Hugo and adaptations of his work. The latest film version of Les Misérables is released in the UK this Friday [11 January].
  • New €675,000 study will examine online abuse in teenage relationships 7 January 2013 The role of online technology in instigating and maintaining control and violence in young people’s intimate relationships will be examined in a new study led by researchers at the University of Bristol.
  • A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets 6 January 2013 Future sea level rise due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially larger than estimated in Climate Change 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
  • Should students take ‘smart drugs’? 4 January 2013 The use of ‘smart drugs’ – pills to boost concentration and improve memory – is on the rise, with up to 25 per cent of American students using them to help with studying and to improve grades. But what are the ethical issues and risks associated with such drug taking?
  • Shine at the Theatre Collection 4 January 2013 Shine, an exhibition of contemporary artists' responses to Victorian prints held by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, is on display in the Collection until 28 February 2013.
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