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‘Best practice’ domestic violence programme announces ambitious plans to expand

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000

A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally.

Wind energy project receives a boost with £1.2 million award

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:32:00 +0000

A collaboration between University of Bristol engineers and a company founded by Bristol graduates has been awarded a £1.2 million to develop a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones.

Professor David Berry, 1921-2017

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:58:00 +0000

David Berry, Emeritus Professor of Dental Surgery, died recently. Chris Stephens, Emeritus Professor of Child Health, offers a remembrance.

Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Controlling growth of organic crystals with high-powered magnets could have major benefits for pharmaceutical development

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:27:00 +0000

A Bristol-led, international project investigating a new method of controlling the growth of organic crystals, with potential benefits for pharmaceutical development, has taken a step forward with the opening of a new £1 million laboratory.

Gearing up for Gromit: students to help make charity trail the ‘most innovative yet’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:13:00 +0000

Bristol Children’s Hospital charity Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has unveiled the highly anticipated secret of which iconic Aardman character will take to the streets of Bristol next summer – with a little help from students at the University of Bristol.

Puppy poo needed to monitor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:38:00 +0000

Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking puppy owners in the south west to send them samples of their puppy’s poo so that they can be monitored for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

University of Bristol named best in the south for student experience

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:57:00 +0000

The University of Bristol has been ranked the best university in the south of England for its student experience, according to a new league table.

Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:16:00 +0000

The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant through the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) cross-research council initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health, to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand.

Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:18:00 +0000

Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in silicon to tune both radiation patterns and operation frequency.

Bristol welcomes new postgraduate research students

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:45:00 +0000

Bristol’s postgraduate research community welcomed over 400 postgraduate research students at an inauguration event on 9 November, hosted by the Bristol Doctoral College.

Primary care is key to optimising value in healthcare

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:36:00 +0000

Balancing improvements in health against the cost of such improvements in primary care is vital to achieve a cost-effective and efficient healthcare system, finds a new report by University of Bristol researchers and published in the BMJ.

Exploring the environmental impact of conflict

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:54:00 +0000

A multi-disciplinary team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, is investigating the long-term environmental and social impact of conflict in dryland environments.

Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:09:00 +0000

Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which could help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Bristol Vet School leading the way to change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices.