Education Secretary visits Bristol for teacher training insight12 April 2018The importance of making teaching an attractive career choice and how best to tackle the challenges facing people entering the profession came under the spotlight during a visit to the University of Bristol by the Rt Hon Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education.
Dr Dahnoun has written the book on Multicore DSPs11 April 2018Digital signal processors (DSPs) are crucial to the technology we use every day. Smartphones, digital TVs and biometric fitness trackers all use DSPs to synthesise high volumes of data. Dr Naim Dahnoun’s new book teaches readers how to apply this exciting technology.
Having one eye better than the other may explain ants' left bias11 April 2018Unlike Derek Zoolander, ants don't have any difficulty turning left. New research from the University of Bristol has now found rock ants often have one eye slightly better than the other, which could help explain why most of them prefer to turn left, given the choice.
Novel hormone replacement therapy trial demonstrates improved memory function in adrenal patients9 April 2018Better timing for cortisol replacement therapies, to more closely replicate the secretion patterns of people with normal levels of the hormone, has shown a significant improvement in patients' cognitive function. This is the striking finding from a new trial led by University of Bristol scientists including Professor Stafford Lightman and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The findings are potentially important and underline the case for novel therapeutic approaches, as patients on cortisol replacement therapy often have side effects that make it difficult for them to lead normal lives.
Anthony Brewer, 1942-20189 April 2018Anthony Brewer, Emeritus Professor of the History of Economics, has passed away at the age of 76. Richard van den Berg offers a remembrance.
Immersive city festival brings research to life6 April 2018Fly a drone, experience night time at a refugee camp and watch a robot race — just some of the exciting activities that members of the public can experience during Research without Borders, the University of Bristol’s free public festival of postgraduate research, which includes a day-long showcase at Colston Hall on 9 May.
What is the best way to treat infected hip replacements?5 April 2018New research has found treating an infected hip replacement in a single stage procedure may be as effective or better than the widely used two-stage procedure. To date no well-designed study has compared these procedures head-to-head to decide if one is better or if they achieve the same results. Hip replacement is a very common operation that is effective at providing pain relief and improving mobility, however, infection can sometimes occur following joint replacement. The findings have wide implications for orthopaedic surgery, the NHS, and health systems worldwide.
Michelle Geoghegan, 1969-20184 April 2018Michelle Geoghegan, Processing Clerk in the Professional Services Finance team, passed away on 25 January 2018 at the age of 49. Her work colleague and friend Caroline Bardrick, Deputy Business Unit Financial Controller, offers a remembrance.
Kidney age, not kidney disease3 April 2018There should be a rethink in how doctors talk to some patients with reduced kidney health, replacing the term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD) with different bands of kidney age, according to a group of experts including University of Bristol researchers, writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Breakthrough in determining ages of different microbial groups2 April 2018An international team of scientists, which includes the University of Bristol, have made a significant breakthrough in how we understand the first three-quarters of life on earth by creating new techniques for investigating the timing and co-evolution of microbial groups.