Modification of amino acids provides new starting point for development of medical treatments
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and modifying amino acids chemically allows scientists to develop new molecules that can provide the starting point for developing new medical treatments such as antibiotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists create synthetic prototissue capable of synchronised beating
A tissue-like material capable of synchronised beating when heated and cooled has been developed by a team of University of Bristol chemists. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

International scholars share their aspirations
A warm welcome was received by over 100 students at the University of Bristol ’ s International scholar ’ s reception. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Clear launches to promote support for research staff
Bristol Clear, a newly named service bringing together the University ’ s resources and activities supporting research staff at Bristol, launched this week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research Source Type: news

Emeritus Professor Haydn Mason (1929-2018)
Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Haydn Trevor Mason died on 16th August 2018 a few months before his 90th birthday. His former colleague Dr Edward Forman has provided this tribute. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Researchers appeal to parents to help them improve care after stillbirth
Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by stillbirth. The loss of a baby has many effects on parents and their families in the short- and long-term and care is often inconsistent. To address how to measure the impact of the care bereaved families receive, researchers from the University of Bristol are appealing to parents who have experienced a stillbirth to find out what impact the loss has had on their health. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Dame Parveen Kumar to give Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture
Dame Parveen Kumar, Professor at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, is this year ’ s speaker for the free Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture, in the Wills Memorial Building on 22 October. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell Source Type: news

University of Bristol first in UK to launch ‘ Science of Happiness ’ course
The University of Bristol has become the first UK university to launch a ‘ Science of Happiness ’ course, designed to teach students a set of science-based strategies for living a more fulfilling life. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students; Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 4.9 million makeover transforms sports centre
The first phase of the University of Bristol ’ s transformation of its Clifton campus is being unveiled today [10 October] with the official reopening of its Indoor Sports Centre, which has undergone a £ 4.9 million makeover. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Student life, Current students, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Harnessing silicon fabrication technology to build quantum optical circuits
A new study by scientists from the University of Bristol brings us a significant step closer to unleashing the revolutionary potential of quantum computing by harnessing silicon fabrication technology to build complex on-chip quantum optical circuits. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Calling all budding vets and vet nurses
Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it's like to work in veterinary medicine at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 27 October. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Undergraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Tackling Bristol ’ s ‘ educational inequality crisis ’
There is a shocking divide in educational opportunities for young people in Bristol depending on where they live in the city, new research from the University of Bristol has confirmed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 9, 2018 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

Understanding natural fungicide synthesis: the pathway to strobilurins revealed at last
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Hannover studying a naturally-produced compound that inspired the biggest selling family of commercial agricultural fungicides have, for the first time, discovered how this important class of compound is synthesised in nature. The findings could potentially be used in the future to enable a ‘ pick and mix ’ approach with combinations of enzymes to make designer biosynthetic pathways for new compounds that could help to control crop diseases. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute, Institutes Source Type: news

Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds
The age-old adage " I'll sleep on it " has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people's brain activity and responses before and after a nap. The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing up pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Discover hidden arts and science in the city with Bristol Fun Palaces
Graffiti a YoBike, pedal fruit into a smoothie, discover optical illusions, make a postcard on a moving train and try your hand at willow weaving and poetry. These are just some of the free activities members of the public can try this coming weekend [Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October] across Bristol Fun Palaces. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Welcome back, lad! Gromits return to the University
Three of the hugely popular Gromit sculptures which adorned the city this summer will return to the University of Bristol, helping to raise £ 1.62 million for Bristol ’ s Children Hospital. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Staff notices; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineer Source Type: news

New evidence discovered regarding first English voyage to America
Historians from the University of Bristol have uncovered compelling new evidence concerning the first English-led expedition to North America in 1499 hidden deep within huge parchment rolls and only legible by using ultra-violet light. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol BME Powerlist Revealed
Bristol ’ s 100 most inspiring Black and Minority Ethnic People celebrated on Bristol BME Powerlist. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease
New research has shown that support cells in the brain can be utilised to heal and protect neurones, paving the way for the development of new medicine to treat neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Industry partnership to create the world ’ s most accurate simulation of an aircraft jet engine
The project could lead to an aircraft jet engine simulation so accurate that it could enable new engine designs to be certified before they are physically built. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

World ranking puts Bristol in UK top 10 for sixth year running
The University of Bristol is ninth in the UK and one of only 11 UK institutions to feature in the top 100 universities worldwide, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices Source Type: news

Bristol comes together for Green Great Britain Week
The University of Bristol ’ s Cabot Institute for the Environment, in conjunction with Bristol Green Capital Partnership and its members, will be taking part in Green Great Britain Week from the 15 to the 19 October with a host of events and activities planned in Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

United States launch for major new history of Ireland
Senator Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017 launched The Cambridge History of Ireland at a reception hosted by the Irish ambassador to the United States, Dan Mulhall, at the ambassador's residence in Washington DC earlier this month. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Evidence that increased BMI causes lower mental wellbeing
There is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Partnership with Google to grow quantum software industry in the UK
The University of Bristol is joining forces with UCL and Google to launch a £ 5.5m Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modelling and simulation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Institutes, Institutes, Brist Source Type: news

Managing sheep scab in UK flocks: there may be trouble ahead
Parasites, including sheep mites, remain one of the most important limitations to animal health, welfare and productivity. A University of Bristol research paper about managing scab mites in UK sheep flocks has been presented with an Impact Award by the Vet Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Children found capable of using the ‘ wisdom of crowds ’
Children, like adults, can improve their response to difficult tasks by the power of group work, new research led by the University of Bristol has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Think e-bikes are cheating? Think again!
Local charity Life Cycle has been supporting Bristol residents to cycle for many years, teaching them the skills and confidence they need to get cycling. In a move to help even more people get on bikes, Life Cycle teamed up with researchers from the University of Bristol to explore the benefits of electric bikes (also known as e-bikes). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Kevin Elyot Award 2018
Spoken word poet, writer and performer Deanna Rodger has been selected as the third recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot award by the University of Bristol ’ s Theatre Collection. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2018 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

Lights on for Welcome Week 2018
Celebrating our new and returning students (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Student life, Undergraduate Source Type: news

Connecting Langford to the Clifton Campus — The U2 bus service
Brand new Unibus service launches in Welcome Week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Announcements, Current students, Staff notices Source Type: news

New report shows universities are failing to address vital issues of race equality in arts and humanities research
Existing practices and funding regimes exacerbate the structural inequalities faced by black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, a new report has found. The finding comes from a ground-breaking two-year Common Cause Research collaboration which explored how universities and BME communities* work together. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2018 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

There ’ s still time to be amazed by the Impossible Garden
The Impossible Garden is a set of experimental sculptures, by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition, open to the public until Sunday 25 November at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, aims to enhance our understanding of vision. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats
New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the " least bad " option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such " land-efficient " systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution
A new study published today in Nature, using research carried out at the University of Bristol, shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ Life of Breath ’ wins ‘ Inspiration Award ’ at inaugural Health Humanities Medal awards
A project which has carried out research into breathlessness in local communities has won the ‘ Inspiration Award ’ at the first ever Health Humanities Medal awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Step through the doors of some of the University of Bristol ’ s most awe-inspiring buildings
This weekend, the Bristol public will be able to experience some of the University of Bristol ’ s most inspirational spots as part of the popular Bristol Doors Open Day event this weekend [14 – 16 September]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

New network launched to enhance the rigour and reliability of UK scientific research
A new Reproducibility Network that aims to improve the rigour and reliability of UK-led scientific research will launch at the University of Bristol this week [Wednesday 12 September]. The Network aims to reinforce the leading position of UK science by co-ordinating shared training and best practice across research-intensive universities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium
Scientists at the University of Bristol's second Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium, held earlier this year, had the opportunity to find out about current research and share best practice of the '3Rs': Replace, Reduce and Refine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Li Source Type: news

University of Bristol among the world ’ s best for employability
Students at the University of Bristol are among the most employable in the world, a new league table published today [11 September] has confirmed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices, Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce hospitalisation risk
Doctors and nurses often prescribe antibiotics for children with cough and respiratory infection to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalisation. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 11 September], researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Kings College London found little evidence that antibiotics reduce the risk of children with cough ending up in hospital, suggesting that this is an area in which unnecessary antibiotic prescribing could be reduced. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Children's genes uncover potential school league table bias
A new examination of the role of children's genomes in their education progress reveals their impact on both school league tables and how teacher performance is assessed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Women and equality: what can be achieved in the next 100 years? Join Shami Chakrabarti and expert panel for interactive debate
What can women achieve in the next 100 years? This question and more will be discussed at a special event being held by the University of Bristol to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote and stand for election. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Local students urged to apply for university taster course
Applications are now open for a unique university ‘ taster ’ scheme run by the University of Bristol and aimed at local pupils. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Prestigious award for Innovation Centre
The team at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been awarded the Higher Education Team Enterprise Award at last night ’ s National Enterprise Educator Awards (NEEA) held in Leeds. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Protocell guests flee the nest
Researchers at the University of Bristol have shown that resident artificial cells abandon their protocell hosts by displaying antagonistic behaviour on receiving a chemical signal. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol and RUH Bath to partner with Radboud University and the Gatsby Foundation to carry out a new € 10 million Parkinson ’ s study
A new € 10 million international trial to evaluate a new model of care that aims to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson ’ s disease will be conducted with the University of Bristol and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Bristol thanks to funding from The Gatsby Foundation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol and Bath to lead the way in inclusive innovation and growth
A collaboration between universities and businesses in the creative technology sector is to receive a multi-million pound investment from the Arts and Humanities Research Council ’ s (AHRC) Creative Industries Clusters Programme, to support, connect and amplify the brilliant work that takes place in the region. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

‘ Dragon eggs ’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity
The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge measurement system that can withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Facul Source Type: news

18,000 people to visit Bristol for University open day
Over 18,000 visitors will be attending the University of Bristol ’ s latest undergraduate open day on Saturday [08 September]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news