Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds
A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings published in BMJ Open today (Monday 21 January). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys
Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Study finds elevated levels of stress hormone linked to housing type and tenure
A new study examining UK housing data and health outcomes has indicated a link between people living in the private rental sector having higher levels of a stress hormone. The findings, led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Essex, are published in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community Health. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Professor Jane Norman appointed as the new Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences
The University has appointed a new Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Jane Norman, currently Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health at the University of Edinburgh, will take up the formal responsibilities of Dean from 1 August 2019 (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

New insights into what Neolithic people ate in southeastern Europe
New research, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the eating habits of Neolithic people living in southeastern Europe using food residues from pottery extracts dating back more than 8,000 years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 16, 2019 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

Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels
New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Think Big: University doubles funding for international scholarships to £ 1million
As the Think Big initiative runs into its second year the University of Bristol has increased its investment, expanding opportunities for international scholarships. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Press Release Source Type: news

Free tools empower public in bid for online privacy
Protecting personal information while surfing the web or using apps is a concern for many of us and successfully shielding such data can be a struggle. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol Law School; Press Release Source Type: news

Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ No-deal ’ Brexit could see value of UK companies decrease even further
The impact of the Brexit vote reduced the value of UK companies by 16 per cent, with those domestically-focused being the hardest hit, according to new analysis from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management; Press Release Source Type: news

The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds
An award-winning documentary series, featuring the University of Bristol ’ s Professor Paul Howard-Jones, returns to our screens tonight [Thursday, 10 January]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Staff notices; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education; Press Release Source Type: news

Prestigious award for Bristol scientist
A University of Bristol academic has been recognised for his work in the field of synthetic chemistry after being awarded the prestigious Yamada-Koga Prize 2019 from the University of Tokyo. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol named fifth most healthy university in new survey
With New Year's resolutions in full swing, students at the University of Bristol can rest assured that they ’ re studying at one of the country ’ s healthiest universities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Student life, Undergraduate, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland
The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland ’ s glaciers is significantly affected by subglacial weathering, a new study has found, shedding further light on the geochemistry of meltwaters. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot Source Type: news

Census data could be used to improve city neighbourhoods
A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engi Source Type: news

Ofsted praises ‘ outstanding ’ teacher training at the University of Bristol
Teacher training provision at the University of Bristol has been ranked as outstanding in every category by Ofsted, which praised the standard of newly qualified teachers who are ‘ exceptionally well-prepared ’ for their first job. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Postgraduate; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education; Press Release Source Type: news

Students and deprivation shape neighbourhoods of cities like Bristol
A new analysis of the 2011 census reveals that students and socioeconomic deprivation are the most important influencers of Bristol, and other British cities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engi Source Type: news

Project could reduce the harm of injecting drugs
New posters, a booklet and an animation, co-designed by service users from Bristol Drugs Project, are being launched later this month to promote the benefits of low dead space injecting equipment for people who inject drugs, alongside broader harm reduction messages. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New materials designed with people who inject drugs to promote the benefits of low dead space equipment
New posters, a booklet and an animation, co-designed by service users from Bristol Drugs Project, are being launched later this month to promote the benefits of low dead space injecting equipment for people who inject drugs, alongside broader harm reduction messages. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol academic awarded prestigious cell biology medal
An academic from the University of Bristol's School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has been honoured with a prestigious medal from the British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

New support for partnerships and strategic relationships launched
As part of the University ’ s commitment to increase support for collaborative working, partnerships and engagement, the Research and Enterprise Development (RED) division is bringing together Partnerships and Programmes into a single team. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Announcements Source Type: news

Minister given glimpse of the future as robotics meets ultrasound
From contactless medical procedures to underground robots detecting pipe damage, the new Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has seen first-hand how futuristic university research could help to solve some of society ’ s big challenges. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mech Source Type: news

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds
The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

OBE for physical activity champion in New Year Honours list
Dr Charlie Foster from the University of Bristol has been awarded an OBE in the Queen ’ s New Year Honours list, in recognition of his work to promote physical activity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences; Press Relea Source Type: news

Bristol scientist honoured in Queen ’ s New Year list
A scientist from the University of Bristol has been honoured in the Queen ’ s New Year Honours list, which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK. Along with the Birthday honours, they are the most significant announcement of civilian and military gallantry awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Diabetes-inducing blood vessel damage could be prevented by a growth factor, study finds
Scientists have identified a growth factor found in the kidneys that could minimise the diabetes-inducing effects of blood vessel damage. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New study finds chloroform emissions, on the rise in East Asia, could delay ozone recovery by up to eight years
Earlier this year, the United Nations announced that the ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the sun ’ s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of human-derived, ozone-destroying chemicals, is on the road to recovery. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

'Artificial muscle' takes origami to the next level
Imagine an electrically-powered device as thin as paper, as powerful as human muscle, and capable of lifting 1,000 times its own weight. Researchers from the University of Bristol have done precisely that, creating an artificial ‘ muscle ’ that could boost the power of anything from microrobots to space structures. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engi Source Type: news

Study could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving NHS both time and money
Researchers from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Queen's University Belfast, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the " MONARCH " study, that could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving both time and money within the NHS. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 20, 2018 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; Press Release Source Type: news

Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots
Hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes – without an underlying master plan, purely based on local communication and movement. This is what researchers from Barcelona working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory found when they introduced the biological principles of self-organisation to swarm robotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Celebrities line-up for Christmas University Challenge
Four famous faces from the University of Bristol will be pitting their quizzing prowess against Jeremy Paxman in a special series of University Challenge this Christmas. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Staff notices; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Source Type: news

‘ Pause ’ in global warming was never real, new research proves
Claims of a ‘ pause ’ in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Sound waves levitate multiple objects – future technology for contactless medical procedures
In the perhaps not so distant future, surgeons could perform a range of medical procedures all without touching the patient. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

5G Smart Tourism trial takes Roman Baths to the future
The first major trial of the 5G Smart Tourism project is taking place at the historic Roman Baths, where invited guests will immerse themselves in history using a virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) application enabled by 5th Generation Mobile network technology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement Source Type: news

New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years
An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs – pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Medical School researcher awarded prestigious Diabetes UK fellowship
A Bristol Medical School researcher has been awarded a prestigious Diabetes UK fellowship to understand more about adult onset type 1 diabetes. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people in the UK are living with the disease which develops when the immune system makes a mistake and destroys the cells that make insulin. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Statement: Incident outside Victoria Rooms last month
The University is aware of an incident which took place last month in which the fountains outside the Victoria Rooms were dyed red with direct references made to the 1968 ‘ Rivers of Blood ’ speech by Enoch Powell. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

England ’ s Bayeux Tapestry at the centre of new heritage trail of Shropshire ’ s historic churches
Following research on remarkable medieval wall paintings at a village church in Shropshire, described as England ’ s Bayeux Tapestry, a University of Bristol academic and her team have created a new heritage trail around the local area. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, French; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 3 million for major research study into UK greenhouse gas emissions
A study to develop new methods for evaluating the UK ’ s greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric observations has been awarded £ 3M by NERC. The project, led by researchers in Bristol ’ s School of Chemistry, is vital for assessing climate change mitigation measures. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry Source Type: news

Share your Temple Quarter story
Artists-in-residence for the University of Bristol ’ s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus want to hear your stories about the Temple Quarter area ahead of the development of the new campus close to Temple Meads station. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Networking goes quantum
A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal
Life sciences is a sector that operates at the cutting-edge of technological developments and last week [7 December] the second Life Sciences Sector Deal was announced. The Great West region, including the University of Bristol, was recognised in the report for its flourishing life science industry, due to its collaboration between more established technology and digital businesses. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Life Scie Source Type: news

Tube travel linked to the spread of flu-like illnesses
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it ’ s never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Sci Source Type: news

Research papers make top 100 most discussed research of 2018
Four published papers co-authored by University of Bristol researchers are ranked in this year ’ s Altmetric Top 100 papers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news