University of Bristol (14)

Giant leap for Bristol student starring in new TV show

A Bristol PhD student has made the cut for a brand-new TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The programme, called Astronauts Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday at 9pm.

Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-2017

Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute.

National Lottery funding to help children uncover Fantastic Mr Fox's heritage

While most British children are likely to have heard of Fantastic Mr. Fox, very few adults, let alone children, may have heard of Reynard, the Dutch vulpine trickster who inspired Roald Dahl's much-loved character.

It's time to face the music: street pianos take centre stage in Bristol

The world-famous Play Me, I'm Yours street piano project officially gets underway in Bristol tomorrow as 18 eye-catching instruments are rolled out across the city.

A new method for the 3D printing of living artificial tissues

A team from the University of Bristol's School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, together with scientists at the University of Oxford, has developed a new method to 3D-print stem cells to form complex living 3D structures.

University of Bristol ranked 8th in UK, according to latest rankings

The University of Bristol has been ranked 8th in the UK and 61st in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities published today.

Edinburgh show highlights stress among GPs

PreScribed opens in Edinburgh this week and explores the alarming statistic that one in five practising GPs suffer from chronic stress and anxiety.

Calling all dads…let's talk

Talking about the highs, and understanding the lows, of being a dad is the theme of a new project led by an inter-disciplinary team of academics from the University of Bristol.

Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, studies suggest

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides - commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia - should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies involving University of Bristol academics in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health ...

BrisSynBio start-up wins Unit DX lab space at Bio-Start Awards 2017

BrisSynBio start-up, Zentraxa has been named 'Best South-West England SynBio Start-up' at the 2017 Bio-start Awards, winning three months of free laboratory space at Bristol-based innovation centre, Unit DX.

Archaeologists locate early Portuguese churches on Zanzibar Island

A team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Zayed University have uncovered the foundations of two seventeenth century Portuguese churches on the East African island of Zanzibar.

The biology of colour

Colouration is a vitally important biological trait because it is involved in individual survival and with reproduction through camouflage, warning colouration, mate choice, social signalling, thwarting parasitism, as well as thermoregulation.

Workplace menopause study finds 'women feel they need to cope alone'

A call for more menopause-friendly workplaces is made in a new Government report prepared by a team from the Universities of Bristol and Leicester.

Subjects receive high student satisfaction in the National Student Survey

The University of Bristol has achieved some significant successes in the 2017 National Student Survey , scoring highly in many subject areas.