Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations29 July 2019The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect.
Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life 25 July 2019Inspired by the processes of cellular differentiation observed in developmental biology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new spontaneous approach to building communities of cell-like entities (protocells) using chemical gradients.
Record number of women receive honorary degrees24 July 2019A record number of women have received honorary degrees from the University of Bristol this year, celebrating their inspirational achievements both in the UK and internationally.
Plant virology and vector-transmitted disease experts join forces to help African farmers 24 July 2019Farmers in African countries who face failing harvests due to insect vector plant diseases are being helped through a new training programme set up by leading experts in plant virology and vector-transmitted diseases. The CONNECTED network, led by an international consortium of universities including Bristol, is aiming to transform Sub-Saharan African agriculture through providing specialist training to crop researchers.
When the moon came to Bristol 19 July 2019The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, enabling the first man to walk on its surface the next day - 21 July. The mission returned to Earth a few days later, bringing back safely the astronauts and a precious load of lunar rocks.
Prestigious Royal Society honour for Bristol academic 18 July 2019Professor Varinder Aggarwal from the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry has been awarded the prestigious Davy Medal from the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to the field of chemistry.
Kevin Elyot Award 2019 17 July 2019International playwright, translator and lecturer Erdem Avşar has been selected as the fourth recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection.
Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award16 July 2019A student-led organisation that aims to promote the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine training within medical education has won a prestigious award at this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards. Bristol Medical School students, Iain Broadley and Ally Jaffee, co-founders of Nutritank won the Pat Llewellyn New Talent Award.
£9 million boost for health research in the west country11 July 2019Health researchers in the west country have been given a £9 million award from the Government's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems. The funding will enable new research projects including forecasting demand in hospitals, increasing people's physical activity levels, supporting people who self-harm and improving outcomes for children in care.
Scientists get on their soapboxes to tackle gender bias5 July 2019Next month Broadmead Shopping Centre will be transformed into a celebration of women in science, as a troupe of 12 leading female scientists from across the South West will leave their labs and lecture halls in favour of Bristol city centre for the annual Soap Box Science Festival [12-3pm on Saturday 13 July].
National Student Survey results 20194 July 2019In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) released yesterday, the University of Bristol has achieved 85% overall satisfaction – a rise of 3% from last year and slightly higher than this year’s sector average of 84%.
New study aims to improve acne in women4 July 2019A new study is looking for women with acne in Bristol to take part in a new clinical trial. Led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton the study will investigate whether a drug called spironolactone can help improve acne in women.