Glass shape influences speed at which we drink alcohol6 May 2015The speed at which we drink alcohol could be influenced by the shape of the glass, and markings on the glass might help us drink more slowly, according to new research from the University of Bristol, presented today at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Liverpool.
£3.3m research facilities for synthetic biology open in Bristol 30 April 2015New £3.3 million synthetic-biology research facilities at the University of Bristol were officially opened today by representatives from the UK research councils and the University. The research carried out there will have numerous applications, including helping to speed up drug discovery and development, and improving the yield of wheat.
Bristol SU officer elected NUS Vice President29 April 2015Sorana Vieru, Postgraduate Education Officer for Bristol SU, has been elected as the National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President (Higher Education) at NUS National Conference 2015.
Tracey Hamblin, 1961-201529 April 2015Tracey Hamblin, a cleaner at Oakfield House, passed away recently. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers a tribute.
Student Sivani set for BBC Young Dancer show29 April 2015A University of Bristol student has reached the final of a new BBC award to find the very best of young British dance talent. Sivani Balachandran, 18, will showcase her skills in BBC Young Dancer 2015 which will air on BBC Four on Friday [1 May] at 8pm.
Postgraduate student recognised for fungal genetics research28 April 2015A PhD student based in the lab of Professor Gary Foster and Dr Andy Bailey (School of Biological Sciences) has won a poster award from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for research into the development of antibiotics derived from fungus.
Turn your trash into cash as city-wide recycling scheme gets underway28 April 2015People across the city are being invited to turn their trash into cash for charity when the Bristol Big Give gets underway next month. Although the collection and recycling scheme has been solely targeted at students in the past, it’s being widened out to the whole community from 1 May.
Seeing the same doctor could affect time to cancer diagnosis27 April 2015Whether or not patients see the same GP could affect how quickly bowel and lung cancers are diagnosed, according to a Cancer Research UK study led by University of Bristol researchers published in the British Journal of General Practice today.
Big Tick Project to track rising threat of Lyme disease23 April 2015Vets across the UK are set to take part in the Big Tick Project, the largest nationwide collection of ticks from dogs in a bid to help scientists, led by Professor Richard Wall at the University of Bristol, track what is feared to be a growing threat to people and their dogs from tick-borne zoonotic diseases such as Lyme disease (Borrelia).
Sexing Stegosaurus22 April 2015The first convincing evidence for sexual differences in a species of dinosaur has been described by University of Bristol MSc student, Evan Saitta, in a study of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus, published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Taking Bristol epidemiology to Brazil22 April 2015A dozen early-career researchers from the School of Social and Community Medicine recently travelled to Brazil to deliver an epidemiology course to South American academics.
Oldest fossils controversy resolved20 April 2015New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resolve a long running evolutionary controversy.
Bristol-born Ecojam goes national 16 April 2015Ecojam, Bristol's fastest-growing online green and ethical community, is extending its reach by expanding to Bath, London and other areas of the UK. Throughout Bristol’s European Green Capital year, the Ecojam team will be encouraging communities and individuals to kick-start Ecojam in their local area via a UK-wide network of green online hubs.
Engineering quantum science into quantum reality16 April 2015The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. The QET Labs will provide unique world-leading facilities, bringing together industrial and academic collaborators to build devices that span numerous areas of quantum technology development from the nano-fabrication of quantum devices to a city-scale Quantum Key Distribution network.
Reassessing China’s dinosaur ‘Pompeii’ 15 April 2015New geological fieldwork in China has changed our understanding of a famous dinosaur fossil site. Up to now, the site at Lujiatun, in Liaoning Province, northeast China, was called the ‘Chinese Pompeii’ because it was assumed the animals had been killed by volcanic gases and buried at the same time under clouds of ash from erupting volcanoes.
Vet School academic wins Farm Animal Welfare Award 14 April 2015An academic from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences is one of the winners of the 2015 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. The awards commend and recognise volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals for their outstanding contribution to animal welfare around the world.
Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings14 April 2015New analysis published by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries that was invented and developed at the University of Bristol, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact.
Chinese students graduate in Bristol fashion14 April 2015Almost 1,000 people from across China will come together for a traditional British graduation celebration when the University of Bristol recognises the success of its recent graduates in Beijing.
The two faces of heroin: medicine and killer14 April 2015The use of morphine, heroin and other related opioids for the relief of severe pain and as drugs of abuse will be explored in a free public lecture on Thursday 30 April 2015 at the University of Bristol.
Warming seas pose habitat risk for fishy favourites13 April 2015Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a study by researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol published today in Nature Climate Change.