A Bristol consultant who completed her PhD while receiving chemotherapy for cancer said the illness was her ‘ tool ’
A paediatric anesthetist finished her PhD at the University of Bristol six months early despite fighting cancer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol academics elected as Fellows to The British Academy
Three University of Bristol academics have been elected to The British Academy as Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to social sciences, humanities and the arts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History of Art, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol Law School, Facu Source Type: news

Meet the University of Bristol sporting stars going for gold
Seven sporting stars from the University of Bristol are making their final preparations for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which officially get underway today with graduate Hannah Mills leading out Team GB at the opening ceremony. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Source Type: news

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly
but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New university project examines role home plays in supporting military
Bringing the War Home II is a photo-documentary project that looks to establish the connection between homelife and how it supports military operations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

UK ‘ meat tax ’ would cost economy almost £ 250 million a year
A 'meat tax' would cost the UK £ 242 million a year according to a new study, adding a surprising economic rationale to the National Food Strategy's dismissal of the idea on political grounds. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

New research could help clear backlog of surgery since it shows use of airway device in anaesthetic procedures does not produce aerosols as previously thought
A new study by researchers from the University of Bristol could help to improve the efficiency of surgery and tackle the growing backlog of surgery caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Publications, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Michael Liversidge, 1947-2021
Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean of the Faculty of Arts, died on 5th July 2021, after a short illness. His colleague, Professor Beth Williamson, offers a remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Arts Source Type: news

Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors
The clinical definition of long COVID in children is at present very limited and poorly understood by doctors, according to a new report published today [21 July]. The report also found that symptoms typically associated with long COVID were having a significant physical and psychological impact on children ’ s day-to-day lives. Long COVID is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID ‑ 19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 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

Trailblazing artist channels creative talents to raise awareness of potential answers to climate change
An acclaimed Black artist is harnessing her lifelong passion for art to address some of the biggest challenges – and possible solutions – facing humanity and the environment, as the countdown to COP26 continues. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Tropical fly study shows that a mother ’ s age and diet influences the health of her offspring
The female tsetse fly, which gives birth to adult-sized live young, produce weaker offspring as they get older, and when they feed on poor quality blood. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Women ’ s Aid and University of Bristol launch research into the gendered experiences of justice and domestic abuse
Women ’ s Aid and University of Bristol launch research into the gendered experiences of justice and domestic abuse (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Spectacular recreation of Mars lands in Bristol
Travel 226 million miles in a day as a stunningly accurate recreation of the planet Mars comes to Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Student life, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Major grant for research into the nature of time and life itself
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a grant worth US$3m ( £ 2.1m) to an international team of researchers to conduct a major new project which will focus on the fundamental nature of time and its potential to reveal both scientific and philosophical insights into the quantum world - whose implications for life itself are explored in the new field of quantum biology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Philosophy; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 3.6M funding for research into the link between physical and mental health problems
A research team led by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) at Cardiff University and involving researchers from the University of Bristol has received significant funding for an international collaborative project to study the link between physical and mental health problems. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

The Robot A-Team vital to the future of offshore wind and Net Zero
One of the UK ’ s most ambitious robotics projects has proven the concept for robotic teams repairing offshore wind farms. The project paves the way for human-robot teams at wind farms within 10 years and wind farms designed for robotic maintenance by 2050 – a scenario that will be vital to the UK achieving its Net Zero targets. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, International, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Enginee Source Type: news

Bioengineering discovery paves way for improved production of bio-based goods using Baker ’ s yeast
Scientists have uncovered a way to control many genes in engineered yeast cells, opening the door to more efficient and sustainable production of bio-based products. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University wins Fairtrade and Zero Waste awards within week of each other
The University of Bristol has won two major sustainability awards in the space of a week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Highlighting the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines could hold key to converting doubters
Informing people about how well the new COVID-19 vaccines work could boost uptake among doubters substantially, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Health, International, Public engagement, Publications, Research, Student life, Undergraduate, Current students; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

The rat ’ s whiskers: multidisciplinary research reveals how we sense texture
Two very different teams of scientists have worked together to reveal important insights into how we sense texture by looking at the whiskers of a rat. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Sc Source Type: news

Student to compete in all 96 Olympic sports during Tokyo games
A student will take part in every Olympic sport over the 17 days of the Tokyo games, in memory of a loved one who was taken too young. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Making innovations in surgery safer
A study to help surgical innovations be developed more safely and efficiently has published a ‘ core outcome set ’ for new surgical techniques and devices in the Annals of Surgery. The COHESIVE study, led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol, devised the set through a robust process involving patients, surgeons and other health professionals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol ’ s 900 laboratories receive green status in world first
The University of Bristol has become the first university in the world to achieve institutional Green Labs Certification. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Five ways to strike a happy, healthy, and safe balance as England team shoots for Euro 2020 glory amidst COVID-19 pandemic
The countdown for England ’ s big game has begun and all hopes are set on victory at the Euro 2020 Final. If you ’ re looking for advice to make the most of the experience, win or lose, while also striking a balance and being kind to others, experts at the University of Bristol are on the ball with top tips to help you through the inevitable ups and downs on Sunday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol alumni launch friend-finder app with aim to end loneliness
Two University of Bristol alumni are launching a friend-finding app that links up like-minded strangers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Business and Enterprise, International, Public engagement, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

Covid-19: Risks of severe illness in children shown to be very low in largest study yet
The risk of severe illness and death from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is extremely low in children and teenagers, according to the most comprehensive analyses of public health data, led by researchers at UCL, University of Bristol, University of York and the University of Liverpool. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership secures major boost as part of MRC ’ s £ 79 million investment
The GW4 Alliance, comprising Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities, has been awarded a share of £ 79 million funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support 64 studentships over the next three years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Study shows aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients with pneumonia
Aspirin can reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events such as ischemic stroke and heart attack in patients with pneumonia, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Should planes be more like birds?
Would planes be better if they were more like birds? Engineers from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have been studying our feathered-friends to answer this very question, the answer to which will be revealed at the Royal Society Summer Science 2021. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, International, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Captivating ‘ theatrical fashion musical ’ brings group ’ s total raised to £ 23,500
Students raised £ 23,500 for charity with a series of events that ended with a theatrical feast. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Student life, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Interleukin-6 antagonists improve outcomes in hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Findings from a study published today [6 July] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) have prompted new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to use interleukin-6 antagonists in patients with severe or critical COVID-19 along with corticosteroids. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Sharp size reduction in dinosaurs that changed diet to termites
Dinosaurs were generally huge, but a new study of the unusual alvarezsaurs show that they reduced in size about 100 million years ago when they became specialised ant-eaters. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Lift off! Bristol researchers ’ work heads to International Space Station
Materials developed by University of Bristol scientists and engineers will be blasted 250 miles from the Earth ’ s surface and affixed to the International Space Station (ISS). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, International, Postgraduate, Research, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

Fully funded PhD to make gaming industry more inclusive
Our Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Bafta-winning game developer Supermassive Games are offering a fully funded PhD to explore social mobility in gaming and help propel the industry toward a more inclusive future. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Postgraduate, Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

New guidance published to help GPs interpret Lateral Flow Device test results
New guidance for GPs and other health professionals on how to interpret and communicate results from Lateral Flow Device (LFDs) tests based on the current understanding of the tests ’ performance is published in the BMJ. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and Trinity College Dublin have devised a calculator which aims to help doctors, who are increasingly asked by patients what they should do after receiving their results, to better advise patients on what their LFD test result means. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Biotech company wins Bristol ’ s Tech-Xpo 2021
Ferryx, a biotech company tackling gastrointestinal inflammation, pitched against ten other startups from Bristol ’ s world-leading tech scene, has won ‘ Best Elevator Pitch ’ at SETsquared Bristol ’ s Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 30 June. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Biotech company win Bristol ’ s Tech-Xpo 2021
Ferryx, a biotech company tackling gastrointestinal inflammation, pitched against ten other startups from Bristol ’ s world-leading tech scene, has won ‘ Best Elevator Pitch ’ at SETsquared Bristol ’ s Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 30 June. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Global climate dynamics drove the decline of mastodonts and elephants, new study suggests
Elephants and their forebears were pushed into wipeout by waves of extreme global environmental change, rather than overhunting by early humans, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Public engagement, Publications, Research, Alumni; Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bringing to life the hidden histories and creative processes of Britain ’ s oldest theatre
The University of Bristol ’ s Theatre Collection has received £ 45,000 from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a series of activities incorporating virtual reality which will bring to life the hidden histories and creative processes of Britain ’ s oldest theatre – Bristol Old Vic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television; Press Release Source Type: news

Come and discover the fascinating relationship between pollinating insects and flowers
How do bees visualise and interact with flowers? A summer art and science exhibition that uses a blend of the most innovative interactive technology, including augmented reality (AR), inspiration from 17th century Dutch flower paintings, and the latest scientific research on the symbiotic relationship of plants and insects, opens at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden next week [Tuesday 6 July]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Public trust in science remains strong during pandemic, but study suggests some decrease in late 2020
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, scientific research has been widely used to communicate about the disease to the public. New research to understand public views of coronavirus science has found that confidence in science among people in England from March to November 2020 was good overall although declined over this time. People who had been shielding had greater trust in November 2020 compared with their description of the views that they held in at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Scie Source Type: news

Pregnant women in Bristol have doubts about new COVID-19 vaccines, study reveals
Pregnant women said taking their routine vaccines like whooping cough and flu was even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic but they have doubts about the safety of taking new COVID-19 vaccines during their pregnancy, new research has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Major research project to study chronic pain
Chronic pain is a major global public health challenge that causes significant disability. A new research consortium and national chronic pain data hub could improve outcomes for the many people living with painful and debilitating conditions, such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, headaches and migraines, thanks to a joint £ 14 million grant from UKRI and Versus Arthritis. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science In Source Type: news

Bee behaviour to influence energy efficiency communication to homes
A revolutionary project launching in December 2021 is set to redefine how households are advised on the most efficient use of their energy, based on bees ’ social organisation and communication patterns. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists reveal how plants become good neighbours in times of stress
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants manage to live alongside each other in places that are dark and shady. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 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

Dinosaurs were in decline before the end, according to new study
The death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was caused by the impact of a huge asteroid on the Earth. However, palaeontologists have continued to debate whether they were already in decline or not before the impact. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Friends and family found creative ways to support women experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19
In usual times, women experiencing domestic abuse reach out to those around them for support, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social restrictions have made this more difficult to do. New research has found friends, family, neighbours and colleagues (informal supporters) used creative ways to keep in touch with and to continue offering support domestic abuse survivors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Microbes feast on crushed rock in subglacial lakes beneath Antarctica
Pioneering research has revealed the erosion of ancient sediments found deep beneath Antarctic ice could be a vital and previously unknown source of nutrients and energy for abundant microbial life. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Playing wind instruments generates less aerosol than vocalisation, COVID-19 study finds
Aerosol generated by playing woodwind and brass instruments is less than that produced when vocalising (speaking and singing) and is no different than a person breathing, new research has found. The findings, published online in the journal Aerosol Science and Technology, could be crucial to developing a roadmap for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in the performing arts, which have been significantly restricted since the start of the pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news