Bristol physicist lands prestigious award
Associate Professor Jonathan Matthews has been awarded the 2021 Philip Leverhulme Prize for physics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

New project to reduce generation costs of medical radioisotopes for NHS
University of Bristol researchers will lead one of three new Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) projects aimed at reducing the production and delivery costs of medical radioisotopes used in diagnostic and therapeutic patient treatment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health; Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

Region ’ s top football clubs back new #ChangeChampions domestic abuse campaign
Bristol Rovers and County in the Community (the Charity arm of Newport County AFC) are among some of the region ’ s top sports clubs teaming up with University of Bristol researchers to back #ChangeChampions, a new domestic abuse campaign aimed at supporting men worried about their behaviour towards women change for good. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol behind world ’ s first massive egocentric dataset
The University of Bristol is part of an international consortium of 13 universities, in partnership with Facebook AI, that have collaborated to advance egocentric perception. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Source Type: news

New study shines a light on likely suicide among children and young people in England
A new report led by University of Bristol academics has identified that 108 young people in England died under circumstances that were assessed as highly or moderately likely to be due to suicide between 2019 and 2020. The analysis, led by the University of Bristol ’ s National Child Mortality Database [NCMD] programme, which gathers comprehensive information on all children who die in England below the age of 18 years with the aim of identifying ways that could help reduce them in future, is published today [14 Oct]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

‘ Life begins at 60, ’ says new PhD student
For some it ’ s a new watch, a bottle of whiskey or that dream holiday, but marriage advocate Harry Benson had other ideas. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Postgraduate; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Ruby Wax to headline this month ’ s Good Grief Festival
American-British actress, comedian, writer, mental health campaigner and lecturer - Ruby Wax - will headline the Good Grief Festival, which returns later this month (Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health, Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Re Source Type: news

Bristol gifted garden crowned Best in Show at this year ’ s RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Guangzhou China: Guangzhou Garden that was crowned the best garden at this year ’ s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, taking home the coveted Best in Show prize, has been gifted by Guangzhou to Bristol and will be rebuilt at the University of Bristol ’ s Botanic Garden. Bristol has been twinned with Guangzhou since 2001. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Planning permission secured for first new research facilities in Temple Quarter
The University of Bristol has secured planning permission to convert two former industrial buildings into a new hub for some of its most state-of-the-art and world-leading research facilities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

University launches pre-incubator to create more UK deep tech start-ups
The University of Bristol ’ s Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) is launching a new pre-incubator programme, QUEST, this November. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise; Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Student's epic challenge in memory of ‘ beautiful mummy ’
A Bristol student will hike through the night as he takes on a formidable charity challenge in memory of his “ beautiful mummy ” . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Student life, Current students; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Combined treatments are the most effective to stop smoking, study finds
Combination therapies, particularly varenicline and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) combined, are the most effective tobacco cessation pharmacotherapies, the largest review to examine the effectiveness and safety of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and medicines that people use to quit tobacco has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Dr Colin Western, 1957 – 2021
Dr Colin Western, Reader in Chemistry, died on 21 September 2021. Professors Andrew Orr-Ewing and Mike Ashfold offer this appreciation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

Report calls for urgent action to address alarming lack of diversity in climate change decision making as final countdown until COP26 begins
Bristol prides itself on being a leading city in the UK and globally in its commitment to tackle climate change, but a new report has revealed extremely low levels of ethnically diverse and equal gender representation in the debate and decision-making process to make this transition just and fair. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Birds learn to avoid plants that host dangerous insects, researchers have found
Scientists have discovered that birds know to avoid the plants where toxic animals dwell. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol team gains unprecedented access to Chornobyl ’ s Reactor 4
Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities with Ukrainian researchers and engineers at the Chornobyl (Chernobyl) Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) to carry out pioneering radiation mapping research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Interface Analysis Centre, Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Collaborative COVID-19 lockdown effort delivers major boost for vaccine innovation in Bristol
Faster vaccine development could be a step closer thanks to £ 4 million investment to Imophoron Ltd, a Bristol University biotech start-up developing a novel, next generation rapid-response vaccine platform called ADDomer ™ . Imophoron will use the investment to bring ADDomer vaccines to clinical stage, initially targeting three viruses, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and mosquito-borne Chikungunya. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty Source Type: news

New Welsh animal project launched to combat antimicrobial resistance
A Welsh project designed to help combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment in Wales has been launched. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Source Type: news

The smarter the bird, the more mental stimulation it needs in captivity, a study has found
Researchers have discovered that intelligent birds have unique welfare needs in captivity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Allergies including asthma and hay fever not linked to mental health traits
Allergic diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis and hay fever do not cause the onset of mental health conditions or vice versa, according to the findings of a new University of Bristol-led study published today (6 October) in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

New digital art experience exploring Bristol ’ s legacy of enslavement seeks participants
An art project exploring sites in Bristol connected to the legacy of enslavement and countered with creative dance inspired by the culture and history of dance of the African diaspora is looking for people to take part. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Statue of Henrietta Lacks unveiled at University of Bristol
A life-size bronze statue of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman whose cells were the first ever to survive and multiply outside the body, and whose use changed the course of modern medicine, has been unveiled at the University of Bristol by members of her family to honour the 70th anniversary of her cells first being used. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

It is safe for people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza at the same time, study shows
Research has found that it is safe for people to receive a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. Reported side effects were mainly mild to moderate, and there were no negative impacts on the immune response produced by either vaccine when both were given on the same day, in opposite arms. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol student wins Women in Property Award
A Bristol civil engineering student who has won a national award says she is glad she ‘ took a chance on herself ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Student life, Current students; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol students join prestigious health leadership programme
Two medicine students from the University of Bristol have been selected to join a scholarship that aims to develop the health leaders of the future. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Student life, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol retains Strategic Partnership with the BBSRC and ranks fourth for bioscience research funding  
The   BBSRC, one of the UK ’ s largest UK bioscience funders, has announced Bristol will retain its Strategic Partnership (SP) status. The decision was announced this month following   BBSRC ’ s SP member triannual review. Bristol is one of only ten top-funded university   partners with this status – which it has retained since 2012 recognising the University ’ s long-term record for excellence in biosciences research.   (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Business and Enterprise, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Source Type: news

Tobacco and alcohol may increase likelihood of using illegal drugs, new study shows
The use of legal drugs (tobacco and alcohol) may lead to the use of cannabis, a new study led by the University of Bristol and published in the journal Addiction has found. The study also found evidence that cannabis use may lead to smoking initiation, and opioid dependence could lead to increased alcohol consumption. Additionally, there might be shared risk factors that influence the use of multiple substances. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Staying on long-term antidepressants reduces risk of relapse
When people stop taking antidepressants after a long period of use, just over half (56 per cent) experience a relapse within a year, compared to 39 per cent of those who stay on medication, finds a new study led by UCL and involving researchers from the universities of Bristol, Southampton, York and McMaster University in Canada. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Photonic chip is key to nurturing quantum computers
A team of researchers from Bristol ’ s Quantum Engineering and Technology Labs (QETLabs) has shown how to protect qubits from errors using photons in a silicon chip. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Largest trial of antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children finds little effect
The largest randomised placebo-controlled trial of the antibiotic amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children - one of the most common acute illnesses treated in primary care in developed countries, has found it is little more effective at relieving symptoms than the use of no medication. The study, published in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), was led by researchers from the University of Southampton and supported by centres at the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cardiff. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes, Eliza Source Type: news

Race against the virus: the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine journey
In late December 2019, a cluster of unusual pneumonia cases - now known to be the first human cases of COVID-19 - were reported in Wuhan, China. Thanks to the quick action of an Oxford scientist and her team, work on the response to the new virus began. Members of the public have the opportunity to hear the story of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a free online event next month. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement; Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Healt Source Type: news

Historian receives top honour at the 2021 Spirited Awards
A teacher and PHD candidate has been awarded the coveted Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities; Press Release Source Type: news

Funding boost will help deliver low-carbon fusion energy
Bristol researchers will lead one of six new projects looking at novel ways to reduce the UK ’ s greenhouse gas emissions, by advancing tritium technology for fusion power stations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

World-renowned African mathematician joins University of Bristol in new role to advance international learning and leadership
A trailblazing academic leader has embarked on an exciting new role as the University of Bristol ’ s first-ever Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professor to supercharge African scholarship, inspire learning, and strengthen relationships on a global stage. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

Senate House refurbishment nominated for five awards
The refurbishment that transformed Senate House from ‘ 60s admin building to modern bar/restaurant, co-working space and student hub has been nominated for five awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol students among the world ’ s most employable
University of Bristol students are some of the most employable in the world, a new league table has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements, Undergraduate, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

SETsquared Bristol ’ s Breakthrough Bursary returns to support BAME tech founders
World leading technology incubator SETsquared Bristol, led by the University of Bristol, is relaunching its Breakthrough Bursary for the third year, continuing its commitment to promoting inclusion and equal opportunities in tech. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Public engagement, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Professor John Pickard wins top music award
A recording of seven compositions by John Pickard, Professor of Composition in Bristol ’ s Department of Music, has won the Contemporary category of this year ’ s Gramophone Awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Music; Press Release Source Type: news

Get inspired: University of Bristol taster course opens to local pupils
A course aimed at inspiring local pupils into higher education is now open for applications. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Pioneering software can grow and treat virtual tumours using A.I.
Pioneering new research paves the way for A.I. developed nanomedicines that target cancer cells more efficiently. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, School of Source Type: news

Black Bristol Scholarship Programme kicks off: 40 students join £ 1m diversity initiative
Forty Black students are preparing to take up places at the University of Bristol as a new scholarship gets underway. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Alumni, Current students, Postgraduate, Student life, Student notices; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics; Press Release Source Type: news

History student uncovers new details about 17th century plague hospital in Bristol
An undergraduate History student from the University of Bristol has uncovered previously unknown details about one of the worst-named, but possibly most successful, quarantine hospitals in English history: Bristol ’ s ‘ Forlorn Hope Pesthouse ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Feeling a spark: flowers release their perfume in response to electricity of a bee's touch
New research has found that the electrical charge created by visiting bumblebees stimulates some flowers to release more of their sweet-smelling scent. This is the first time a plant has been shown to use the presence of pollinators as a cue to emit more of its attractive perfume - increasing its chances of being visited. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Major advance in race for SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor drugs
A new advance towards the development of drugs specifically designed to inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme is reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry's leading journal, Chemical Science. The international team, led by scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, has designed new peptide molecules and shown that they block (inhibit) the virus ’ s main protease [Mpro] - a prominent SARS-CoV-2 drug target. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Academic partnership NIHR announces £ 25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research
The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Fun-filled Welcome Village provides one-stop shop for Uni life
The inaugural Welcome Village kicks off tomorrow with tasty food, performances, games, classes and advisors from student support and inclusion. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Public engagement, Student life, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol ’ s Engineering, Education and Medicine courses among best in the country, Sunday Times and Guardian find
The University of Bristol is among the best places in the country to study Engineering, Education and Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, International, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Stud Source Type: news

Thousands to be invited to Bristol health study ’ s biggest ever clinic, starting this September
Over 20,000 participants will be invited to Bristol health study Children of the 90s ’ biggest ever clinic which has launched today (Friday 17 September). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news