Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education hosts national conference
A student-led organisation that promotes the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine training within medical education will hold a national conference with the Royal Society of Medicine on nutrition in medicine this Saturday [7 March]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Student notices; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Carbon chains can adopt fusilli or spaghetti type shapes depending if they have odd or even numbers of atoms
Helical shapes are very familiar in the natural world and, at the molecular level, of DNA, the very blueprint of life itself. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Medical School first in UK to adopt new BMA charter to address racial harassment
Bristol Medical School has announced it is the first UK medical school to adopt a new BMA racial harassment charter which aims to address the barriers faced by Black, Asian or other minority ethnic (BAME) students. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student notices, Undergraduate, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

School admissions: how to make the system fairer for all
With the highest performing schools accepting around half the rate of disadvantaged pupils as the national average, a new report co-authored by the University of Bristol presents a series of reforms to make the school admissions system fairer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 27, 2020 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, Economics; Press Release Source Type: news

Intervention to help GPs identify, assess and treat patients with hepatitis C found to be effective
The first UK clinical trial to increase the identification and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) patients in primary care has been found to be effective, acceptable to staff and highly cost-effective for the NHS. The University of Bristol-led Hepatitis C Assessment to Treatment Trial (HepCATT), published in the British Medical Journal today [27 February], provides robust evidence of effective action GPs should take to increase HCV testing and treatment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 27, 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

Innovative health-coaching app for pregnant women is focus of newly-funded project
Bump2Baby and Me is a new project awarded funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and development programme. Led by researchers from the University College Dublin and the University of Bristol, this five-year project will address weight management during and after pregnancy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Deaf moths evolved noise-cancelling scales to evade predators
Some species of deaf moths can absorb as much as 85 per cent of the incoming sound energy from predatory bats — who use echolocation to detect them. The findings, published in Royal Society Interface today [26 February], reveal the moths, who are unable to hear the ultrasonic calls of bats, have evolved this clever defensive strategy to help it survive. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Helpful customization or furtive manipulation? How Germans see personalisation of online services
Whether we are looking for a restaurant tip, researching health information, or scrolling through social media posts, algorithms use the personal data they gather on us to determine what we are shown online. But how aware are people of the impact algorithms have on their digital environments? A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Bristol has conducted a survey of 1,065 people in Germany to address these questions. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Life Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Research shows how glacier algae creates dark zone at the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet
New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed new insights into how the microscopic algae that thrives along the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet causes widespread darkening. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Gene loss more important in animal kingdom evolution than previously thought
Scientists have shown that some key points of animal evolution — like the ones leading to humans or insects — were associated with a large loss of genes in the genome. The study, published in Nature Ecology& Evolution [today 24 February], compared over 100 genomes to investigate what happened at the gene level during the evolution of animals after their origin. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Development of new blood test for GPs could help diagnose brain tumours earlier
A new simple blood test for brain tumours that could be used by GPs in primary care will be developed thanks to funding of nearly £ 500,000 by Cancer Research UK. Around 60,000 patients in the UK are living with a brain tumour but only 20 per cent of patients are still alive five years after diagnosis, partly because they present late with large inoperable tumours. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translati Source Type: news

Renowned artist Luke Jerram receives honorary degree
Luke Jerram, the internationally renowned artist famous for his contemporary live arts projects, has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

Charity founder recognised for his work with homeless community
Jasper Thompson, who founded the charity Help Bristol ’ s Homeless in 2017, has received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol today[20 February], for his dedicated service to Bristol ’ s homeless community. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

Mya-Rose Craig becomes youngest Briton to be awarded honorary degree
A 17-year-old birder, conservationist and environmental campaigner became the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary degree today [20 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

University divests from investment in fossil fuels companies and calls for sector pension scheme to take more action to combat climate change
Following a pledge made in March 2018 and being the first UK university to declare a Climate Emergency last year, the University of Bristol is pleased to announce that it has completely divested from all investments in fossil fuel companies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 20 February
Today [20 February 2020], the University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Mya-Rose Craig, Jasper Thompson and Luke Jerram. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Big investment needed to eliminate hepatitis C in Pakistan could deliver huge health benefits
A large investment of at least US$3.9 billion needed to meet the World Health Organisation ’ s (WHO) target for the elimination of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Pakistan could deliver huge benefits in terms of lives saved and reduced ill health, according to University of Bristol led research published in The Lancet Global Health today [19 February]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 20, 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

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 19 February
Today [19 February 2020], the University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Lesley Silvester and Sir Peter Estlin. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Alumni; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Could statins lower the risk of ovarian cancer?
In the UK, ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in females*. A new study has found evidence to suggest that statins could lower the risk of women developing ovarian cancer. The research led by the University of Bristol, and funded by Cancer Research UK, is published today [18 February] in JAMA. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday 18 February
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Michael de Giorgio and Professor Ineke Sluiter at degree ceremonies taking place today [18 Feb] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Alumni; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
The aetosaurs were heavily armoured reptiles that lived in many parts of the world in the Triassic period, some 225 million years ago. For the first time, a student at the University of Bristol has CT scanned a specimen to understand how the armour worked. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

South West to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer
The region's leading universities, the GW4 Alliance, together with the Met Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and partners, have been awarded £ 4.1 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create Isambard 2, the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study
Researchers are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Boom and bust for ancient sea dragons
A new study by scientists from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Earth Sciences, shows a well-known group of extinct marine reptiles had an early burst in their diversity and evolution - but that a failure to adapt in the long-run may have led to their extinction. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences Source Type: news

Secularism and tolerance of minority groups predicts future prosperity of countries
Secular cultures which are tolerant of minority groups and respectful of individuals ’ rights tend to have more wealth, education and democracy, a new study by University of Bristol scientists has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement, International; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol academic appointed Global Health Challenge Leader by UKRI
An academic from the University of Bristol has been appointed a Global Health Challenge Leader by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will join the flagship international development research scheme, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Technology takes a step forwards in genetic research
New research brings combined computational and laboratory genome engineering a step closer following the design of smaller and smaller genomes, to advance genetic manipulation, using supercomputers by researchers at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

GPs and pharmacists need to develop trusting relationships, study finds
GPs and pharmacists work best together when they understand and value one another's expertise, according to a new study by researchers at the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 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

The Body is (not) Here - Franko B's Archive
A new exhibition at the University of Bristol ’ s Theatre Collection, which opens on Friday 14 February, explores the archive of the renowned visual artist, curator and teacher Franko B. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; 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

Advice for students and staff concerned about Coronavirus
As you may be aware from reports in the media, the World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the continuing spread of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus ( ‘ Coronavirus ’ ). The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices Source Type: news

Enterprise hub Engine Shed launch school Tech Tours
Bristol ’ s leading enterprise hub, Engine Shed, has launched Tech Tours for school pupils to ignite long-term interest in STEAM subjects, set up in partnership with award-winning technology and business consultancy BJSS and the University of Bristol spin-out haptics firm Ultraleap. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Planning application for landmark new library is submitted
The University of Bristol has submitted a planning application for its landmark new library, which will transform the heart of its Clifton campus and provide an architecturally significant new building for the city, along with improved external public spaces. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices, Current students; Press Release Source Type: news

Sheep know the grass isn ’ t always greener when it comes to their health
Sheep appear to forage and avoid parasites differently depending on how healthy they are, according to new University of Bristol research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study, which used remote GPS sensing data to monitor the foraging patterns of sheep, revealed less healthy animals chose to avoid high-quality vegetation due to a higher prevalence of ticks. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 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 research into how peace of mind can influence parents ’ attitude to vaccines
Many people experience peace of mind from getting their children vaccinated, according to new research from the University of Bristol. However, this benefit is currently being ignored when health bodies weigh up vaccine benefits to make decisions about whether or not to introduce vaccines or expand their coverage. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Researchers to investigate method of growing new blood vessels
A new treatment for stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the heart will be investigated by researchers at the University of Bristol thanks to funding of over £ 100,000 from national charity Heart Research UK. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Heart Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

How the development of skulls and beaks made Darwin ’ s famous finches one of the most diverse species of birds
Darwin ’ s finches are among the most celebrated examples of adaptive radiation in the evolution of modern vertebrates and now a new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has provided fresh insights into their rapid development and evolutionary success. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists discover new non-sticky gels
Scientists from the University of Bristol and Universit é Paris-Saclay have discovered a new class of material – non-sticky gels. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

SETsquared Bristol celebrate record £ 58 million turnover
SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led enterprise collaboration, is delighted to announce that its 80+ tech startup and scaleup members have collectively achieved record turnover revenues exceeding £ 58 million in 2019. In addition, its members, across 27 sectors, created 240 new jobs in the city region last year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Theatre Collection awarded Designated status by Arts Council England
The University of Bristol Theatre Collection – one of the world ’ s largest archives of British theatre history and live art - has been officially awarded Designated status by the Arts Council England. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Public engagement; 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

Students, staff and alumni to get active at this year ’ s Great Bristol 10k
Students, staff and alumni from the University of Bristol are being invited to lace up their trainers and take part in this year ’ s Great Bristol 10k on Sunday 3 May. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Staff notices, Alumni, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: #Drymester the safest approach
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight. The findings reinforce the UK Chief Medical Officers ’ guidelines, as featured in the current #Drymester campaign, which is that abstaining from alcohol in all trimesters is the safest approach. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 29, 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

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: #DRYMESTER the only safe approach
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight. The findings reinforce the UK Chief Medical Officers' #DRYMESTER guidelines, which is abstaining from alcohol in all trimesters. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 29, 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

Landmark deal at University of Bristol to tackle gender pay gap
Ambitious plans to eliminate the gender pay gap at the University of Bristol have been set out in a landmark agreement. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

The Daily Mile ™ programme could help schools' tackle childhood obesity
A study evaluating the effectiveness of the widely used ‘ Daily Mile ’ intervention in schools to tackle childhood obesity has found that the benefits are small, and may be greater in girls than boys. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 28, 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

Patterns of thinning of Antarctica ’ s biggest glacier are now the opposite of what was previously observed
Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists from the University of Bristol have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island – Antarctica ’ s largest glacier. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 4 million funding boost for Bristol's Health Protection Research Unit
Bristol is to benefit from a £ 4 million funding boost from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund a new Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol technology at heart of shortlisted bid for £ 30 million CVD research prize
A truly ground-breaking approach to cardiovascular health involving wearable technology and sensors in the home, expanding on pioneering University of Bristol research, has been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Big Beat Challenge £ 30 million award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Research, International; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sc Source Type: news

Bristol technology at heart of shortlisted bid for £ 30m CVD research prize
A truly ground-breaking approach to cardiovascular health involving wearable technology and sensors in the home, expanding on pioneering University of Bristol research, has been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Big Beat Challenge £ 30 million award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Research, International; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sc Source Type: news

Advice for students and staff concerned about Coronavirus
As you may be aware from reports in the media, there is a new strain of a virus called Wuhan Novel Coronavirus ( ‘ Coronavirus ’ ) that appears to have its origins in China and has now been reported in countries outside China. The level of risk for people in the UK is currently assessed as low. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices Source Type: news