African rondavel unveiled to celebrate the Botanic Garden's South Africa collection
An African rondavel will be unveiled at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden tomorrow [Thursday 23 May] to celebrate the Garden's African heritage and its South Africa display in the Mediterranean climatic region. The thatched African-style hut will be officially opened by Beryl Ferguson, Board Chairperson of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

LGBT+ Staff Network wins at Bristol Diversity Awards
The University of Bristol ’ s LGBT+ Staff Network won the Business Award for LGBT+ at the 2019 Bristol Diversity Awards on Saturday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

The Lost Heroes of DNA
James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA but in fact, they clicked into place the last piece of a huge jigsaw puzzle that other researchers had assembled over decades. A free talk tonight [22 May 6 pm to 7.30 pm] by Professor Gareth Williams, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Dentistry will tell the story of the discovery of DNA, highlighting some of its lost heroes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School Source Type: news

Great George to chime for anniversary of University ’ s Royal Charter
Bristol ’ s largest bell will ring out across the city today [22 May] as the University of Bristol celebrates the anniversary of its charter being granted. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices Source Type: news

New study to help uncover childhood risks for self-harm or eating disorders
A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm and eating disorders. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

LeDeR annual report indicates ongoing concerns over deaths
Findings published today in the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme ’ s 2018 annual report indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Study using activity monitors to track cats' activity levels
Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New book explores 15 centuries of Welsh literature
The biggest history of Welsh literature, exploring 15 centuries of Welsh writing, is published this week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol science companies at Unit DX raise over £ 20 million
The University of Bristol and science incubator Unit DX last week celebrated the second anniversary of its partnership and announced over £ 20 million raised by Unit DX members. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Staff notices; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Statement following the inquest of Natasha Abrahart
Natasha ’ s death is a tragedy that has affected everyone at the University but in particular the staff and students who knew and worked with her in the School of Physics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol's 5G technology gives aspiring musicians chance to play live with Jamie Cullum
The University of Bristol ’ s Smart Internet Lab is behind a landmark musical event that will see amateur musicians rehearse and perform live with platinum-selling artist, Jamie Cullum, from different venues across the UK – at the same time. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

New research reveals what was on the menu for medieval peasants
Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered, for the first time, definitive evidence that determines what types of food medieval peasants ate and how they managed their animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Winchester Cathedral ’ s mortuary chests unlocked
A team of archaeologists and anthropologists from the University of Bristol have been gradually unlocking the secrets hidden within Winchester Cathedral ’ s mortuary chests as part of an on-going research project supported by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Cooling baby treatment one of ‘ Nation ’ s Lifesavers ’
A University of Bristol researcher who discovered that cooling babies who have suffered a lack of oxygen at birth improves their survival without brain damage in later childhood, is named by Universities UK as one of the ‘ Nation ’ s Lifesavers ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

As cash declines, research shows the most deprived communities are left behind
As the UK heads towards a cashless society, experts have warned changes to infrastructure – including easy access to free ATMs - are leaving some of the most deprived communities behind. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 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, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Management; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol academic publishes solution to Voynich mystery
A University of Bristol academic appears to have succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed – by cracking the code of the ‘ world ’ s most mysterious text ’ , the Voynich manuscript. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Test yourself against real surgeons in a giant game of Operation
Surgeons from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will be challenging passers-by to a giant game of Operation in Clifton Down Shopping Centre on 20 May to mark International Clinical Trials Day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Popu Source Type: news

Help capture historic European Elections for UK ’ s largest treasure trove of political propaganda
When the first European Parliament elections were held in June 1979, they were hailed as the world ’ s first international elections. Under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party stated in the opening paragraph of its manifesto that Britain ’ s future ‘ lies unequivocally within the European Community ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Better together – University and Max Planck Society showcase leading research collaboration
The University of Bristol and Max Planck Society will be presenting their new ground-breaking research collaboration at the BUILA/DAIA Showcase at the British Embassy in Berlin today [Tuesday 14 May]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Ground-breaking 5G-enabled tourism experience to be showcased
The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab led the team behind the 5G-enabled Tourism Experience Catalyst project that will be showcased at this year's Digital Transformation World in Nice, France [Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 May]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Ground-breaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future
The multi-organisational team behind the £ 5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today [Monday 13 May] celebrating the completion of three years of collaborative research and development with the launch of its latest findings. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Source Type: news

What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?
Toddlers who are picky about their food are not deficient in essential nutrients compared to their peers when they are teenagers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

University wins award for driverless car infrastructure
A team at the University of Bristol have won an award for their work on the infrastructure required for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electr Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Partnership Hub launched in China
The University of Bristol along with Peking University and a consortium of partners has launched the ‘ UK-China AMR Partnership Program on strategies to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance in China ’ . (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Using AI and data science to crack the productivity puzzle at work
The law firm of the future is a step closer thanks to a new partnership between Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol, which will explore how the use of AI and data science can improve productivity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol Law School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School Source Type: news

£ 6.6 million for major UK non-communicable disease prevention project
The University of Bristol, in partnership with the Universities of Bath, West of England, Manchester, Reading and Cardiff and Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, has been awarded £ 6.6 million by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to tackle unhealthy urban planning and development linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 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, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 6.6M for major UK non-communicable disease prevention project
The University of Bristol, in partnership with the Universities of Bath, West of England, Manchester, Reading and Cardiff and Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, has been awarded £ 6.6M by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to tackle unhealthy urban planning and development linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 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, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Eating Better Awards ‘ brings positive change ’
A new report by the University of Bristol evaluating Bristol City Council ’ s Bristol Eating Better Awards, concludes there is significant benefit to both consumers and food businesses in participating in an officially recognised scheme. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; 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 Release Source Type: news

Large number of cats and dogs carry fleas with high levels of bacteria
As many as one in four cats and one in seven dogs are carrying fleas, and about 11 per cent of these fleas are infected with potentially pathogenic bacteria, according to a large-scale analysis of owned animals in the UK. Flea bites can be painful and can cause allergic reactions in cats and dogs which is why the Big Flea Project findings highlight the need to re-educate pet owners on flea prevention. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs carrying fleas with high levels of bacteria, finds Big Flea Project
As many as 1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs are carrying fleas, and about 11 per cent of these fleas are infected with potentially pathogenic bacteria, according to a large-scale analysis of owned animals in the UK. Flea bites can be painful and can cause allergic reactions in cats and dogs which is why the Big Flea Project findings highlight the need to re-educate pet owners on flea prevention. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship awarded to Bristol historian
Dr Benjamin Pohl, a medievalist from the University of Bristol ’ s Department of History, is one of 30 UK academics to be awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Stress in early life could make people more likely to develop depression
New research by the University of Bristol has found that early life adversity could make an individual more at risk of developing negative thinking, which could lead to major depressive disorder (MDD). The findings provide biological and psychological evidence to support work first proposed in the 1960s. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Peony garden opens at Botanic Garden
With medicinal uses and many layers of symbolism peonies are one of the most important plants in Chinese culture. A new peony garden, which is unique to the West Country, will open at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden this Sunday [12 May]. The garden is the first stage of a planned Chinese Culture Garden, an extension of the Chinese Herb Garden, which was unveiled in 2010. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol academic awarded Future Leaders Fellowship
Dr Adam Perriman from the University of Bristol's School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has been named as one of the recipients of the UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) new Future Leaders Fellowships. The initiative, which aims to support the very best early career researchers and innovators to help them tackle global challenges, was announced today [Tuesday 7 May] by Chris Skidmore, Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact
Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like You Tube by changing how they are designed, experts say. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Source Type: news

University of Bristol and Yale ‘ happiness Professors ’ reunite for public happiness talk
Having been the first in the UK to pioneer the exceptionally popular ‘ Science of Happiness ’ course, the University of Bristol ’ s Professor Bruce Hood is set to be joined by Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University, to give a free public lecture called Science of Happiness and The Good Life [6pm, 10 May at Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Bristol]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Professor George Davey Smith awarded membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor George Davey Smith has been awarded life membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious research institutes in the world, for his scientific and academic achievements in epidemiology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Applications open for Kevin Elyot Award 2019
Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2019 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Machine Learning paves the way for next-level quantum sensing
University of Bristol researchers have reached new heights of sophistication in detecting magnetic fields with extreme sensitivity at room temperature by combining machine learning with a quantum sensor. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Statement following the inquest of Ben Murray
Any student death is a tragedy that hits at the very heart of our community. We are very sorry that Ben ’ s family feel that the support the University offered to Ben was not enough and we really want to understand how we can give the best possible support when students need help. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs
The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 tonne giants so successful? A new study, published in Paleobiology, shows that their special adaptations in teeth and jaws and in their head crests were crucial, and provides new insights into how these innovations evolved. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Creative Reactions: where science meets art
Around 100 scientists and artists will be exploring the relationships between science and art using sculptures, wood carvings, canvas, and digital art, as part of this year ’ s Creative Reactions Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Bristol Engineering Students Recognised as Inspiring Future Leaders
Nine Engineering students from the University of Bristol have been selected as ‘ inspirational role models to the next generation of engineers ’ by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering Source Type: news