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Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production
Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute Source Type: news

Twitter can reveal our shared mood
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Facul Source Type: news

Pop-up shop celebrates suffrage centenary
A special Christmas pop-up shop, featuring artwork and gifts made by local women, is being held in Bristol this week to celebrate 100 years of women ’ s suffrage. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

University unveils plans for a new flagship £ 80 million library
A new £ 80 million library development is to be built at the heart of the University of Bristol ’ s Clifton campus. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol to host future global leaders at 2018 Chevening Conference
The University of Bristol will host the fifth annual Chevening Conference in April 2018, welcoming future global leaders from around the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Institutes Source Type: news

Student Awards 2018 celebrate ‘ exceptional ’ achievements
Having left school at 13 with no qualifications and a reading age of seven, Joshua Greenidge thought a university education was beyond his reach – until he saw a YouTube video about an access course at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Current students, Grants and Awards, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

Major project to tackle crop disease in Africa starts with conference of world-class researchers
A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New app to help prevent people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts launched
A new app to help people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The distrACT app which has been designed by doctors with young adults and University of Bristol researchers to provide easy, quick and discreet access to general health information and advice about self-harm. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Staff notices, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Pippa Middleton supports BHF Christmas Appeal to help fight congenital heart disease
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Ambassador Pippa Middleton paid young heart patients a surprise visit after pledging her support for the charity's Christmas Appeal, spending yesterday morning [Tuesday 4 December] at the paediatric cardiac ward at Bristol Royal Children ’ s Hospital to cheer up patients and listen to the many inspirational stories of young people living with a heart condition (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Heart Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol scientists turn beer into fuel
Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

New Director of Composites University Technology Centre
Professor Stephen Hallett has been appointed as the Director of the Composites University Technology Centre (UTC), supported by Rolls-Royce, at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Composites Institute Source Type: news

Migrant deaths are ‘ vastly under-reported ’ according to new report
The majority of migrant deaths are unrecorded, according to a new report which calls for ‘ significant improvements ’ to be made in order to capture the true number of deaths which occur during migration worldwide. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

In mongoose society, immigrants are a bonus — when given time to settle in
Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Research reveals how cells rebuild after division
University of Bristol research has revealed how cells rebuild their nucleus and organise their genome when they divide – a discovery which could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

South West Nuclear Hub welcomes EDF Energy as a member
After its opening in September 2016, the Bristol-based South West Nuclear Hub has started welcoming its members. Late last month, EDF Energy joined the Hub. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Source Type: news

New study proposes greater sharing of data between farmers and archaeologists
A Bristol-led study suggests that developments in precision farming could yield data of great use to archaeological research, and that archaeological data could be valuable for modern farming systems. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology, Faculty of Arts Source Type: news

New course will put Bristol students at the forefront of fight against cybercrime
From next year, Bristol will become only the second university in the country to offer masters students the opportunity to study the mathematics of cybersecurity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Female academics to inspire scientists and engineers of the future
Today the University of Bristol welcomes over 100 Year 8 and 9 pupils from 10 local secondary schools for its annual Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine [STEMM] Day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol study resolves dispute about the origin of animals
New research led by the University of Bristol has resolved evolutionary biology ’ s most-heated debate, revealing it is the morphologically simple sponges, rather than the anatomically complex comb jellies, which represent the oldest lineage of living animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday 1 December]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
The Government needs to do more to support children and young people who arrive in the UK as migrants, before they commit a crime and face deportation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, Bristol Migration and Mobility Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought
After analysing a database of geological records dated within the last 100,000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic super-eruptions is actually much less than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought
A University of Bristol-led study has revealed new details about dinosaur feathers and enabled scientists to further refine what is potentially the most accurate depiction of any dinosaur species to date. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Revolutionary microscope and labelling technique maps DNA mutations
A team of scientists working at the University of Bristol have developed a new nanomapping microscope - powered by the laser and optics found in a typical DVD player. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Interface Analysis Centre; Press Release Source Type: news

Biology and chemistry combine to generate new antibiotics
Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with biology and chemistry, a team of scientists at the University of Bristol have generated a brand-new platform that will allow the production of desperately needed brand-new antibiotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University, BT and Nokia to conduct joint research into 5G mobile networks in Bristol
A live 5G-based proof of concept designed to test and validate smart urban applications over next-generation mobile networks will be deployed in Bristol city centre as part of a joint research programme between the University of Bristol, BT and Nokia, it was announced today [Monday 27 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; 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 Engineering, a Source Type: news

Sound-shaping tech start-up wins £ 10,000 backing fund
Metasonics, a revolutionary sound technology company founded by two University of Bristol academics as a joint venture with the University of Sussex, has won this year ’ s New Enterprise Competition [NEC] and £ 10,000 funding. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Major transformation adds up to exceptional new home for School of Mathematics
Work to transform a Grade II listed building near the centre of Bristol into a state-of-the-art new home for the University of Bristol ’ s School of Mathematics is nearing completion after a major renovation and remodelling. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol team showcase pioneering work at national quantum event
A team from the University of Bristol has been taking part in the 2017 National Quantum Technologies Showcase this week in London. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Science, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information; Press Release Source Type: news

Children show implicit racial attitudes from a young age, research confirms
White children show signs of implicit racism from the age of five by favouring people with the same skin colour, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 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

University submits initial plans for new £ 300 million enterprise campus
The University of Bristol ’ s has submitted an outline planning application for its new £ 300 million city centre campus, which will transform the seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Staff notices, Student notices, Public engagement, Alumni; Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for
Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of primary care, but only with careful implementation and effective marketing, the researchers concluded. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Universities must work more flexibly for arts and humanities research to have greater value, report finds
A new report recommends that universities respect the expertise of partners in creative and cultural sectors, if they want collaborative arts and humanities research to have greater value. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Every fish needs good neighbours
New research has shown schooling fish constantly change who they decide to pay attention to and respond to one or two neighbours at a time. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, developed a new method combining behavioural analyses with a computer model to map the chain of direct interactions in a school of fish. The international research team, that includes the University of Bristol, found individual fish pay attention to its neighbours when the school moves together. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; 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 Engineering, and Engineering Source Type: news

Schooling fish mainly react to one or two neighbours at a time
New research has shown schooling fish constantly change who they decide to pay attention to and respond to one or two neighbours at a time. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, developed a new method combining behavioural analyses with a computer model to map the chain of direct interactions in a school of fish. The international research team, that includes the University of Bristol, found individual fish pay attention to its neighbours when the school moves together. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; 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 Engineering, and Engineering Source Type: news

Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn ’ s moon Titan
A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Opportunities for tomorrow ’ s leaders in earth and environmental sciences
Applications are now open for funded places on an exciting range of projects offered to PhD students at the University of Bristol on the themes of solid earth, living world and changing planet under the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Programme. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Postgraduate, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Relea Source Type: news

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all
Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 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

Future engineers awarded Arkwright Scholarships
The Department of Civil Engineering has awarded three sixth-form students with Arkwright Engineering Scholarships. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series
Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ Best practice ’ domestic violence programme announces ambitious plans to expand
A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Wind energy project receives a boost with £ 1.2 million award
A collaboration between University of Bristol engineers and a company founded by Bristol graduates has been awarded a £ 1.2 million to develop a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Scien Source Type: news

Professor David Berry, 1921-2017
David Berry, Emeritus Professor of Dental Surgery, died recently. Chris Stephens, Emeritus Professor of Child Health, offers a remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident
New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Controlling growth of organic crystals with high-powered magnets could have major benefits for pharmaceutical development
A Bristol-led, international project investigating a new method of controlling the growth of organic crystals, with potential benefits for pharmaceutical development, has taken a step forward with the opening of a new £ 1 million laboratory. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Gearing up for Gromit: students to help make charity trail the ‘ most innovative yet ’
Bristol Children ’ s Hospital charity Wallace& Gromit ’ s Grand Appeal has unveiled the highly anticipated secret of which iconic Aardman character will take to the streets of Bristol next summer – with a little help from students at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechani Source Type: news

Puppy poo needed to monitor antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking puppy owners in the south west to send them samples of their puppy ’ s poo so that they can be monitored for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol named best in the south for student experience
The University of Bristol has been ranked the best university in the south of England for its student experience, according to a new league table. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Student life, Staff notices, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news