Tag Archives: University of Bristol

University of Bristol and the Bristol Naturalists’ Society to offer programme of Biodiversity Events

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The rich horticultural history and biodiversity of some of Bristol’s most beautiful gardens will be revealed to the public through a series of guided tours and events, starting next month. The University of Bristol is inviting … Read the full press release

University of Bristol quantum physicist awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A professor of physics from the University of Bristol’s new Quantum Information Institute has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize for a paper published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor … Read the full press release

Bumblebees Use “Smelly Footprints” To Find Food Source

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that bumblebees have the ability to use ‘smelly footprints’ to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger. … Read the full press release

Animals Measure Time of Year to Align Reproduction and Critical Vital Functions for Survival

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. A new … Read the full press release

Researchers Develop World’s First Synthetic Receptor to Mimic How Cells “Communicate” to the World

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms ‘talk’ to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals … Read the full press release

University of Bristol physicists show that knots in proteins can be understood using ‘virtual knots’

Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins – long molecules which ‘fold’ into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role. BRISTOL, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a … Read the full press release

New book explores intimate link between languages and economics

Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and, perhaps surprisingly, … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol engineers develop voltage detector chip that can make batteries last 10x longer

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Bernard Stark and colleagues in the Bristol … Read the full press release

University of Bristol researchers create simplified tractor beam using readily available parts for less than £70

BRISTOL, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tractor beams are mysterious rays that can grab and attract objects.  The concept has been shown in science-fiction movies such as Star Wars or Star Trek and scientists have developed the theory using lasers.  Recently, sound … Read the full press release

Sir Paul Nurse begins his term as Chancellor of the University of Bristol

Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former President of the Royal Society, will today [1 January] begin his term as Chancellor of the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — He takes over as Chancellor of the global … Read the full press release

1,600 visitors to attend University of Bristol’s first institution-wide postgraduate open day

Over 1,600 visitors are booked to attend the University of Bristol’s first institution-wide postgraduate open day on Wednesday [23 November]. BRISTOL, 21-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s an opportunity to learn about the full range of courses and opportunities on offer for … Read the full press release

How energy flows from hot molecule into surrounding liquid revealed by University of Bristol scientists

The most detailed exploration to date of how energy flows from a hot molecule into a surrounding liquid has been undertaken by a team of scientists at the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 11-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Led by Professors Mike Ashfold … Read the full press release

Study: BAME patients underrepresented or excluded in clinical trials for diabetes treatments

NOTTINGHAM, 04-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Failure to assess people’s language skills when recruiting patients to clinical trials for diabetes treatments may be leading to black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) patients being underrepresented or excluded, says a new study. BAME patients … Read the full press release

University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) team part of Health Foundation’s £1.5 million innovation programme

A team from the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement. BRISTOL, 15-Jul-2016 — … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: Sir Paul Nurse and Professor Kelvyn Jones elected Fellows of the British Academy

Sir Paul Nurse, the next Chancellor of the University of Bristol, and Professor Kelvyn Jones of the School of Geographical Sciences and the Centre of Multilevel Modelling, have achieved the distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy. BRISTOL, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: Snow developed in Bristol will soon play starring role in Hollywood blockbusters and cult TV series

Snow developed in Bristol will soon be playing a starring role in Hollywood blockbusters and cult TV series thanks to the scientific expertise of a University of Bristol student. BRISTOL, 15-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The cool creation has come about thanks … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: International research team analysed the energetic costs and benefits of calcification in the modern ocean

An international research team, including the University of Bristol, has calculated the costs and benefits of calcification for phytoplankton and the impact of climate change on their important role in the world’s oceans. BRISTOL, 15-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Single-celled phytoplankton play … Read the full press release

Fahma Mohamed, Professor Lesley Yellowlees and Dr Lew Watts awarded honorary degrees at the University of Bristol

BRISTOL, 15-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Fahma Mohamed, Professor Lesley Yellowlees and Dr Lew Watts at degree ceremonies taking place today [15 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Fahma Mohamed, an activist and … Read the full press release

University of Bristol research shows advantages of having women in prominent board positions

BRISTOL, 31-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Women in prominent board positions could help organisations improve corporate social performance, new research claims. Professor Sheila Ellwood, from the University of Bristol’s Department of Accounting and Finance, studied the influence of women on the boards of … Read the full press release

International team of scientists: New findings on sauropod dinosaurs

An international team of scientists, led by the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and including palaeontologists from the University of Bristol, has shed new light on some unusual dinosaur tracks from northern China. The tracks appear to have been … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students among the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers – report

A major new report out today [18 January] has revealed that students at the University of Bristol are among the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers. Bristol has been ranked ahead of Oxford and Cambridge at 4th in the … Read the full press release

University of Bristol led team announces breakthrough in the transformation of human cells

A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Their paper, published today … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s Thinking Futures festival to share Bristol’s leading social science research

BRISTOL, 02-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bristol could lead the way in becoming a ‘child-friendly’ city thanks to a project that will see young people involved in developing a child-informed vision for planners and city councils to use when designing new … Read the full press release

University of Bristol students develop unique unmanned airborne system (UAS) to monitor live volcano in Latin America

Engineering students from the University of Bristol are developing a unique unmanned airborne system (UAS) that will be used to monitor the activity of a live volcano in Latin America. BRISTOL, 14-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of a Boeing-funded … Read the full press release

Free public workshop on making healthy meals more appetising to young tastes at the University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute

The factors that drive children’s choices of food and the most effective ways of making healthy meals more appetising to young tastes, will be the focus of a free public workshop hosted by the University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. … Read the full press release

Gloucestershire fossil as new species of ancient reptile identified by University of Bristol student

Fossils found in a quarry in Gloucestershire have been identified by a student and her supervisors at the University of Bristol as a new small species of reptile with self-sharpening blade-like teeth that lived 205 million years ago. Part of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: New strains of human pathogen responsible for African sleeping sickness can arise by swapping genes between human and animal variants of the parasite

New strains of the human pathogen responsible for African sleeping sickness can arise by swapping genes between human and animal variants of the parasite, new research from the University of Bristol has found. BRISTOL, 14-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — African sleeping … Read the full press release

350 Chinese students from University of Bristol celebrated their graduation in Beijing

A flavour of Bristol was recreated in Beijing as almost 350 Chinese students who studied at the University of Bristol celebrated their graduation. BRISTOL, 20-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In front of a backdrop of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, new alumni … Read the full press release

UCL and University of Bristol research: Men donate competitively when the fundraiser is an attractive woman

LONDON, 17-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. The scientists say … Read the full press release