Bristol rises two places in Good University Guide 2021
The University of Bristol has risen two places to 13th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Discovery of a new mass extinction
It ’ s not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

World ’ s largest ever DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren ’ t all Scandinavian
Invaders, pirates, warriors – the history books taught us Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics; Press Release Source Type: news

9/11 can teach us how to support those bereaved during COVID-19, researchers find
Researchers from a leading end-of-life charity have looked to 9/11 and other mass death events for approaches to support people bereaved through COVID-19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2020 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

Positive reaction to Somerset study into the best way to prevent domestic abuse
A Somerset study into the most effective way to tackle domestic abuse has received a positive response from its first participants. Barnardo's in Somerset has been funded by the University of Bristol to deliver weekly groups to local men and improve safety for their partners, ex-partners and children. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Slower growing chickens experience higher welfare, commercial scale study finds
Slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds, new evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown. The study carried out by researchers from FAI Farms, the University of Bristol and The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is published today [16 September], in Scientific Reports. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting. The findings, published on the preprint server medRxiv, provides the sector with recommendations to help reduce the risk for students, staff and the wider community. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Study to identify transmission risk of COVID-19 aerosols during medical procedures
Many operations, due to the potential risk of COVID-19 aerosols being generated, have been delayed or are being performed with additional personal protective equipment (PPE), which has greatly reduced NHS services. A new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded study will identify which medical procedures are truly aerosol generating and whether the virus remains viable in the aerosol produced. The findings will be crucial in providing guidance about the safe reopening of essential NHS services. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

How can we get pupils and staff back-to-school safely during COVID-19?
Ensuring pupils and staff stay safe when they return to school this autumn is a major challenge because there is very little scientific evidence on the incidence and transmission of COVID-19 within schools. A ground-breaking research project will test whether 5,000 staff and pupils have active or past COVID-19 infection, develop systems to help schools prevent and cope with an outbreak and assess strategies to support the mental wellbeing of the school community now and moving forward. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Vet School announces new equine clinical rotation teaching partnership with CVS Group
A new educational partnership for equine clinical rotation teaching has been announced by the University of Bristol Veterinary School (BVS) and CVS Group. Starting this autumn, final-year undergraduate veterinary students will benefit from a structured clinical rotation placement in a number of commercial equine clinics operated by CVS. The student experience is in addition to other first opinion and charity clinical rotations that are operated by the School through Langford Vets. This new model will allow vet students access to a wide equine caseload in the authentic learning environment of busy clinical practices as part...
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol fund helps local businesses through COVID-19 challenges
A dedicated University of Bristol fund has fully funded 100 internships to support local SMEs throughout the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, Public engagement, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Research unravels what makes memories so detailed and enduring
In years to come, personal memories of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be etched in our minds with precision and clarity, distinct from other memories of 2020. The process which makes this possible has eluded scientists for many decades, but research led by the University of Bristol has made a breakthrough in understanding how memories can be so distinct and long-lasting without getting muddled up. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Genetic study of proteins is a breakthrough in drug development for complex diseases
An innovative genetic study of blood protein levels, led by researchers in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC-IEU) at the University of Bristol, has demonstrated how genetic data can be used to support drug target prioritisation by identifying the causal effects of proteins on diseases. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty Source Type: news

University of Bristol climbs 12 places in the Guardian University Guide
The University of Bristol has been named as 11th best university in the country in The Guardian ’ s annual university guide – a rise of 12 places. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, Undergraduate, Student life; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sci Source Type: news

Manuscript leaf from thirteenth century ‘ Glastonbury Bible ’ returns to the South West
A precious manuscript leaf from a thirteenth-century Latin Bible that almost certainly originated from Glastonbury Abbey has been acquired by the University of Bristol Library ’ s Special Collections. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English; Press Release Source Type: news

German Ambassador visits the University
Andreas Michaelis, German Ambassador to the Court of St James's, visited Bristol on Wednesday 2 September accompanied by his wife Frau Heike Michaelis, German Consul General Hans-Guenther Loeffler, and the new Honorary German Consul for Bristol Kai von Pahlen. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute Source Type: news

Robotic muscles could turn back body clock by 2050
Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Enginee Source Type: news

Contribute to apple database and identify what type of tree is growing in your garden
Scientists from the University of Bristol are asking people in the local area who have ‘ unknown ’ varieties of apple trees in their garden, allotment or neighbourhood to collect a few leaves and send them in to them. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed
To date only the length of the legendary giant shark Megalodon had been estimated but now, a new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed the size of the rest of its body, including fins that are as large as an adult human. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Revolutionary quantum breakthrough paves way for safer online communication
The world is one step closer to having a totally secure internet and an answer to the growing threat of cyber-attacks, thanks to a team of international scientists who have created a unique prototype which could transform how we communicate online. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications, Research; Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

World university rankings puts Bristol in UK top 10
The University of Bristol has been named the 10th best in the country and one of only 11 UK institutions to feature in the top 100 universities worldwide. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Analysis of seven trials finds that corticosteroids reduce risk of death by 20 per cent in critically ill COVID-19 patients
Corticosteroids reduce the risk of death among critically ill COVID-19 patients by 20 per cent, an analysis of seven trials published today [2 September] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found. The results of three of the trials included in the meta-analysis are also published in JAMA today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Handgrip strength shown to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes
A simple test such as the strength of your handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help healthcare professionals identify patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. In new research, scientists at the universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period and demonstrated that the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by around 50 per cent for every unit increase in handgrip strength value. The findings are published today in Annals of Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Radiocarbon dating and CT scans reveal Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains
Using radiocarbon dating and CT scanning to study ancient bones, researchers have uncovered for the first time a Bronze Age tradition of retaining and curating human remains as relics over several generations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success
A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings. The findings have shown that the outstanding hip implant survival results seen in one centre in the UK are associated with implant choice more than surgeon skill. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Devastating hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher global warming targets are missed
Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Source Type: news

Ceramic cooking pots record history of ancient food practices
Analysing three components of ceramic cooking pots ― charred remains, inner surface residues and lipids absorbed within the ceramic walls ― may help archaeologists uncover detailed timelines of culinary cooking practices used by ancient civilisations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Two different techniques can effectively treat lower tract symptoms
New research has shown two procedures to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland are both effective. The trial compared the current ‘ gold ’ standard treatment of TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) to a laser technique called ThuVARP (Thulium Laser Transurethral Vaporesection of the Prostate). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Three quarters of patients report long-term effects of coronavius
Three quarters of a group of patients who received care for coronavirus at Bristol's Southmead Hospital were still suffering ongoing symptoms three months later, a study published on the pre-print server medRxi has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Meet the new University Challenge team as they prepare for Paxman
A team from The University of Bristol will go head-to-head with University of Oxford ’ s Corpus Christi College in the first round of this year ’ s new season of University Challenge. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Student life, Undergraduate; Press Release Source Type: news

Report reveals young people felt less anxious and more connected to school in lockdown
Younger teenagers in the South West of England felt less anxious and more connected to school when they were away from it during the COVID-19 global pandemic public lockdown, a first-of-its-kind study has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Publications; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Singing is no more risky than talking finds new COVID-19 study
The performing arts has been badly affected during the coronavirus pandemic with live musical performances cancelled for many months because singing was identified as a potential " higher risk " activity. New collaborative research has shown that singing does not produce very substantially more respiratory particles than when speaking at a similar volume. The findings, published on the pre-print server ChemRxiv, are crucial in providing COVID-19 guidance for live musical performances and the safe distancing of performers and audience. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Academic Ranking of World Universities names Bristol 8th in UK
The University of Bristol has been ranked 8th in the UK and at 64th in the world, maintaining its climb of 10 places from last year, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

Researchers extend recruitment to COVID-19 vaccine trial
Researchers at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the University of Bristol have begun a new round of recruitment to a clinical trial of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Zebra stripes and their role in dazzling flies
The mystery of why zebras have their characteristic stripes has perplexed researchers for over a century. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New study to consider how touchscreens affect pre-schoolers ’ play
A new research project will look at how touchscreens affect the way two and three year olds play and what impact this has on children ’ s development. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Health, International, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Science; Press Relea Source Type: news

Bristol welcomes Government announcement on A-level results
We know how challenging this year has been for students receiving results, as well as their parents, carers and teachers, and we welcome the Government ’ s decision that A-level results will be determined by teacher-predicted grades. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

High intensity physical activity in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood
High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a study from University of Bristol researchers published in JAMA Network Open today [17 August]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

high intensity physical activity in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood.
High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a study from University of Bristol researchers published in JAMA Network Open today (17 August). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

New diagnostic criteria shine light on early dementia mimics
Experts estimate up to one third of people attending specialist memory clinics could have a condition that is commonly mistaken for early dementia. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Experimen Source Type: news

Nuclear materials researcher awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship
Dr Peter Martin has been awarded a five-year Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

South Africa research team to establish ‘ hub ’ for discovery of new antibiotics
An international research collaboration, which includes the University of Bristol, has received funding to discover and accelerate the development of new antibiotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Step change in our ability to unlock secrets of the past with radiocarbon dates
Radiocarbon dating, a technique widely used in archaeology and geoscience, is set to become more accurate than ever after an international team of scientists have shared much-anticipated new calibration curves based on data from ancient trees, lake and ocean sediments, cave deposits and more. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New study shows nutrition labelling is improving nation ’ s diet
Households eat more healthily when retailers display clear nutritional information on own-brand food products, say researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management; Press Release Source Type: news

Research captures how human sperm swim in 3D
Using state-of-the-art 3D microscopy and mathematics, Dr Hermes Gad ê lha from the University of Bristol, Dr Gabriel Corkidi and Dr Alberto Darszon from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, have reconstructed the movement of the sperm tail in 3D with high-precision. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Com Source Type: news

Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales
A recent study, led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Luke Jerram ’ s Palm Temple installed at University of Bristol
A spectacular installation by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram is now on permanent display outside the main entrance of the University of Bristol ’ s School of Chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

What patients want most from their GP is trust and respect, finds study
Relationships between GPs and patients are changing. It is becoming more difficult for patients to see their preferred GP. In a study by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care, patients reported that, regardless of whether they were able to see the same GP or not, what they most wanted is to be trusted and respected by their GP. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

How fish stocks will change in warming seas
New research highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news