New device which can withstand 1400C temperatures could improve solar energy production
An innovative probe which can operate in temperatures as high as molten lava has been created by researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 29, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

University appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement
The University of Bristol is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Michele Acuto to the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 28, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, International Source Type: news

Research-intensive universities generate £ 1.7billion for South West ’ s economy
A new report by London Economics, assessing the economic impact of Russell Group universities, which includes the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, found the impact of their research and commercialisation activities equated to over £ 1.7billion ( £ 1.729billion) in the South West in 2021/2022 and £ 37.6billion overall across the UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 28, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Trailblazer visits Bristol to celebrate women ’ s sport and inspire next generation of players
People in Bristol are invited to a special screening of the hit Netflix documentary Game On, which celebrates the inspiring rise of women ’ s sport and features some of the world ’ s most successful sports stars. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 27, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, International, Health, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate, Student life, Staff notices; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School o Source Type: news

The Duke of Edinburgh meets Bristol academic at prestigious gathering of physics experts
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was invited to meet with Institute of Physics (IoP) members from academia and business to discuss physics ’ role in the green economy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 27, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

South Wales and South West researchers awarded £ 4.3 million for world-leading research into severe mental illness
A pioneering new Mental Health Platform Research Hub, which will advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness has been awarded a £ 4.3 million grant from UK Research& Innovation (UKRI) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 27, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New baby sleep planner tool could help save babies lives at risk of sudden infant death
A new web-based baby sleep planner, developed by researchers at the University of Bristol, could help save babies lives from sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS, a study suggests. The sleep planner tool is a new way to find out about babies risks and help keep them safe whilst sleeping. Although SIDS is rare, with one death in 3,000 to 4,000 births in England, this new tool, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), could help reduce unexplained infant deaths. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2024 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

New baby sleep planner tool could help save babies lives at risk of cot death
A new web-based baby sleep planner, developed by researchers at the University of Bristol, could help save babies lives from sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS, a study suggests. The sleep planner tool is a new way to find out about babies risks and help keep them safe whilst sleeping. Although SIDS is rare, with one death in 3,000 to 4,000 births in England, this new tool, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), could help reduce unexplained infant deaths. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2024 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

‘ Mum and dad would be insanely proud of me, ’ says inspirational student
A student who lost both her parents says they would be “ insanely proud ” to see her graduate today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 23, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Student life, Postgraduate; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Killer instinct drove evolution of mammals ’ predatory ancestors
The evolutionary success of the first large predators on land was driven by their need to improve as killers, researchers at the University of Bristol and the Open University suggest. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 23, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Student, 70, graduates despite sight loss trauma
A 70-year-old grandad who left school with four O-levels has graduated today from the University of Bristol, despite losing much of his eyesight during his degree. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Student life, Postgraduate; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

€ 5.3 million to tackle fatal bloodstream infections
A team of researchers, led by a University of Bristol and University of College Cork (UCC) scientist, have been awarded € 5.3 million of Wellcome Trust Discovery Award funding to investigate the leading global cause of fatal bloodstream infections. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health; Press Release Source Type: news

Anti-diabetic drugs could lower risk of primary and secondary brain cancer
Diabetic patients who take anti-diabetic drugs - known as glitazones – long term had a lower risk of primary and secondary brain cancer compared with diabetic patients on other medications, new research led by the University of Bristol has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol set to star at world-leading telecoms conference
Representatives from the University of Bristol will be playing a prominent role at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) being held in Barcelona from 26-29 February. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

New realistic computer model will help robots collect Moon dust
A new computer model mimics Moon dust so well that it could lead to smoother and safer Lunar robot teleoperations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news