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SETsquared partnership ranked as the world ’ s top business incubator
A national university business incubator, with offices in Bristol ’ s Engine Shed, has been named as the best in the world for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Public invited to get involved in dementia research
People over the age of 50 and without a diagnosis of dementia are being asked to consider taking part in dementia prevention research. Members of the public can find out more at the first Bristol Dementia Research Showcase next week [Tuesday 27 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Calls for language discrimination to be tackled
On International Mother Language Day [21 February], linguistic experts are calling for language learning to be expanded to create a ‘ new kind of global literacy ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education; Press Release Source Type: news

NHS management consultants proven to worsen a service already under pressure
Millions of pounds are being wasted each year on NHS management consultants who are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient rather than making things better, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Management; Press Release Source Type: news

What are libraries for?
With plans recently announced for a new library at the University of Bristol, library users, researchers, librarians and creative writers from the University and across the city will discuss the role of libraries in the past, now and in the future at a debate this evening (Tuesday, February 20). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages; Press Release Source Type: news

Plants colonised the earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought
A new study on the timescale of plant evolution, led by the University of Bristol, has concluded that the first plants to colonise the Earth originated around 500 million years ago – 100 million years earlier than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

BAFTA accolade for Bristol graduate
A graduate of the University of Bristol played a leading role at the BAFTAs, accepting a special award on behalf of the National Film and Television School (NFTS). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Alumni; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education; Press Release Source Type: news

University welcomes in year of the dog with festivities at Museum
The University of Bristol was once again proud to sponsor the Lunar New Year celebrations at the Bristol Museum& Art Gallery (17-18 February), welcoming in the Year of the Dog with two days of events, which included a talk about traditional Chinese herbs from the University ’ s Botanic Garden. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Public engagement, Student life, Undergraduate; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Facul Source Type: news

Bristol spin-out acquired by global contract research organisation
KWS BioTest, a spinout company from the University of Bristol, has been acquired by US-based Charles River Laboratories, for an initial purchase price of approximately £ 15 million. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

Majority of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives - but younger children need more support
The largest study of its kind, published today [19 February], has revealed 83 per cent of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Plants are given a new family tree
A new genealogy of plant evolution, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, shows that the first plants to conquer land were a complex species, challenging long-held assumptions about plant evolution. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Enabling works get underway to prepare for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus
Enabling works have now started to prepare for the demolition of the former Royal Mail sorting office on Cattle Market Road, next to Temple Meads station to make way for the new University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Staff notices, Announcements, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management; Press Release Source Type: news

New targets revealed for the treatment of inflammatory conditions
Research by the University of Bristol has shed light on the way our clotting cells and immune cells control their interactions with each other. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Winners announced for Bristol's Data Visualisation Challenge
Two teams have won £ 8,000 funding each to take their data visualisation projects to the next level and work with leading creative companies in Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Acoustic blockage-detection system could prevent aircraft accidents
Pitots, which provide airspeed data, have played a role in several aircraft accidents, including the fatal Air France Flight 447 in 2009. New research by aerospace engineers at the University of Bristol has found that an acoustic blockage-detection system could prevent future accidents by making pilots aware of a blocked Pitot before a situation becomes critical. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol student wins grant to take him to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
University of Bristol student Dan Bethell has been awarded a UK Sport grant enabling him to compete in the Para-Badminton programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Announcements, Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

Experts in animal welfare and policy development participate in ground-breaking workshops
The Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have joined forces this month [February] to stage two workshops which aim to shape new agricultural policies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Stephen Fry backs Bristol student ’ s appeal to save fruit bats
Broadcaster and author Stephen Fry has generously given his support to help pay for vital research by a University of Bristol PhD student to safeguard the future of Livingstone ’ s fruit bats. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.6 million study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases
How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases
How the size, shape and structure of bones and joints contribute towards the development of common age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis will be investigated by an international research team thanks to a £ 1.6 million Wellcome Trust award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy; Press Release Source Type: news

New £ 1.5M study will investigate what the ‘ best interests ’ are of patients who lack mental capacity
A new study that will explore the healthcare decisions made in the “ best interests ” of patients who are unable to make decisions for themselves because they lack mental capacity or competence has been awarded £ 1.5 million by the Wellcome Trust. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cent Source Type: news

Honorary degree accolade for Bristol-based IMDb founder
Col Needham, the man behind IMDb – the world ’ s number one movie website – will be honoured by the University of Bristol for his achievements. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information
Researchers at the University of Bristol ’ s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their way into your mobile phone to secure information. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 8 February 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Andrew Langdon QC, Sherry Coutu CBE and Mark Watkins at degree ceremonies taking place today [8 February] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists unlock the molecular secret behind long-lived bat species
Scientists have identified part of the molecular mechanism that gives long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans compared to other animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Tudor-style Pancake Day celebrated in music and activities
Two events in Bristol on Tuesday 13 February will help re-create the Tudor traditions of Shrove Tuesday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Opportunity for all to log in to learning with the University of Bristol
Local 6th formers or people considering a return to education can gain a free boost to their skills through the latest online learning offer from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Decay of the North American ice sheet since the last ice age decreased climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere
A scientist from the University of Bristol is part of an international team that has shown that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Ray-finned fishes: natural born survivors
Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth ’ s most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

When did flowers originate?
Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research, co-authored by the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

MP Thangam Debbonaire visits Bristol to meet scientists behind cutting edge cancer research
Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, Bristol West MP, Thangam Debbonaire, visited the University of Bristol ’ s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine today, 2 February, to meet researchers and explore the laboratories where cutting edge cancer research takes place. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health, Public engagement, Research, Staff notices, Undergraduate, Current students, Alumni; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Business Secretary announces £ 184 million investment in doctoral training
Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced a major investment in science and engineering research totalling £ 184 million to be allocated over two years. Forty one UK universities including the University of Bristol will share in the funding that will support doctoral training over a four-year period. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, Student notices, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, S Source Type: news

Radiocarbon dating reveals mass grave did date to the Viking age
A team of archaeologists, led by Cat Jarman from the University of Bristol ’ s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, has discovered that a mass grave uncovered in the 1980s dates to the Viking Age and may have been a burial site of the Viking Great Army war dead. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol undergraduate identifies South Wales fossil as new species of ancient reptile
Fossils found in a quarry near Cardiff in South Wales have been identified by a student and her supervisors at the University of Bristol as a new small species of reptile that lived 205 million years ago. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University successfully divests investments from companies that derive significant income from the fossil fuel industry
The University of Bristol is pleased to announce it has divested all investments in companies that derive more than five per cent of their income from the most carbon intensive sectors of the fossil fuel industry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Staff notices, Student notices, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance in children ’ s E. coli is high when commonly prescribed antibiotics are used
Antibiotic resistance in children ’ s E. coli, a bacteria that is the most common cause of urinary tract infection, is high against many antibiotics commonly prescribed in primary care and could make them ineffective as first-line treatments, warns a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Oklahoma ’ s earthquakes strongly linked to wastewater injection depth
Man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, are strongly linked to the depth at which wastewater from the oil and gas industry are injected into the ground, according to a new study led by the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Update on the Fry Building
Work to refurbish the Fry Building, which was damaged by fire at the start of January, is continuing and our priority now is to ensure the refurbishment project progresses as quickly as possible. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

Postnatal depression has greater impact on children ’ s development when it is persistent and severe.
Postnatal depression which persists beyond 6 months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age. Postnatal depression which is persistent (whether moderate or severe) increases mothers ’ risk of continuing to experience depressive symptoms beyond the postnatal year, with high levels found up until 11 years after childbirth. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Excess winter deaths: routine data won ’ t help GPs identify patients who are most at risk
Expecting GPs to use medical records to identify individual patients who are most vulnerable to cold weather is unrealistic, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol, UCL and the University of Birmingham. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol engineers recognised for innovative work on more environmentally friendly helicopter technology
The Italian Government has recognised research undertaken at Bristol in electric propulsion of helicopters with its National Innovation Award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineerin Source Type: news

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence – call for submissions 2018
Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2018 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television; Press Release Source Type: news

Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice
The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised. This is the finding of a study by led by researchers at the University of Bristol, published in the British Journal of General Practice today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa
Farming at the border of National Parks in Africa can lead to conflict with wildlife, due to the belief that wild animals bring disease, prey upon livestock, and damage crops. In an unexpected twist, research conducted by the University of Bristol and Queen ’ s University Belfast with the charity ‘ Elephants for Africa ’ and the University of Pretoria has found that grazing livestock with wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New algorithm for simulating the structure of quantum systems on a quantum photonic chip
An international collaboration of quantum physicists from the University of Bristol, Microsoft, Google, Imperial College, Max Planck Institute, and the Sun Yat-sen University have introduced a new algorithm to solve the energy structure of quantum systems on quantum computers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

UK ’ s leading surgeons mark official launch of £ 21m NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Almost a third of hospital admissions involve a surgical procedure and with 4.7 million operations carried out in the UK each year and numbers rising year on year, surgery is one of the most important life-saving treatments offered to patients. Innovative surgical procedures are continually being developed but how are they tested to ensure they are safe? Two of the UK ’ s leading academic surgeons will answer these questions at a public lecture and debate on Thursday 1 February 2018 to mark the official launch of the £ 21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (...
Source: University of Bristol news - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Public engagement; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Phys Source Type: news

Petra Armitage-Smith, 1951-2017
Petra Armitage-Smith, former Assistant Registrar, passed away on 26 December at the age of 66. Lynn Robinson, Deputy Registrar, and Shirley Harrison, Students ’ Health Service and former University Examinations Officer, offer a remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Study of 3,000 drinkers' attempts to cut down produces sobering results
January is a popular month for people trying to reduce their alcohol intake but how successful are they in doing so? A new study by the University of Bristol that assessed data on the drinking patterns of nearly 3,000 drinkers who reported that they were planning to reduce their alcohol consumption found that very few managed it when followed up six months later. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news