University of Bristol (32)

Sound-shaping tech start-up wins £10,000 backing fund

Metasonics, a revolutionary sound technology company founded by two University of Bristol academics as a joint venture with the University of Sussex, has won this year's New Enterprise Competition and £10,000 funding.

University submits initial plans for new £300 million enterprise campus

The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for its new £300 million city centre campus, which will transform the seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

Major transformation adds up to exceptional new home for School of Mathematics

Work to transform a Grade II listed building near the centre of Bristol into a state-of-the-art new home for the University of Bristol's School of Mathematics is nearing completion after a major renovation and remodelling.

University of Bristol team showcase pioneering work at national quantum event

A team from the University of Bristol has been taking part in the 2017 National Quantum Technologies Showcase this week in London.

University submits initial plans for new £300 million enterprise campus

The University of Bristol's has submitted an outline planning application for its new £300 million city centre campus, which will transform the seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

Every fish needs good neighbours

New research has shown schooling fish constantly change who they decide to pay attention to and respond to one or two neighbours at a time. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, developed a new method combining behavioural analyses with a computer model to map the chain of direct ...

GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for

Online GP consultation systems may not be the silver bullet for reducing GP workload and patient waiting times that government policymakers are hoping for, NIHR-funded research from the University of Bristol has found. These systems offer the potential to revolutionise use of primary care, but only ...

Universities must work more flexibly for arts and humanities research to have greater value, report finds

A new report recommends that universities respect the expertise of partners in creative and cultural sectors, if they want collaborative arts and humanities research to have greater value.

Schooling fish mainly react to one or two neighbours at a time

New research has shown schooling fish constantly change who they decide to pay attention to and respond to one or two neighbours at a time. The study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, developed a new method combining behavioural analyses with a computer model to map the chain of direct ...

Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn's moon Titan

A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry.

Opportunities for tomorrow's leaders in earth and environmental sciences

Applications are now open for funded places on an exciting range of projects offered to PhD students at the University of Bristol on the themes of solid earth, living world and changing planet under the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Programme.

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all

Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.

Future engineers awarded Arkwright Scholarships

The Department of Civil Engineering has awarded three sixth-form students with Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series

Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.

'Best practice' domestic violence programme announces ambitious plans to expand

A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme 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

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

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

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

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'

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

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.

Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand

The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant through the Antimicrobial Resistance 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 in Thailand.

University of Bristol named best in the south for student experience

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.

Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

Outdated housing laws need 'desperate reform' in the wake of Grenfell

Housing laws are 'out-dated, complex and patchily enforced', according to a major new report which calls for a new Housing Act to be introduced in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of emergency hospital admission

Older patients who do not see the same GP over a period of time are at higher risk of emergency hospital admission than those who see the same or a small number of GPs, according to new research.

Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows

Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54 per cent lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King's College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University shows.

Lighter, stronger, faster, better: composite materials and their future uses

Composite materials are generally described as being made up of a combination of two or more materials. Through clever engineering, materials can work better together than individually because the way they combine produces a composite material with different characteristics. Members of the public ...