Healthcare manufacture brought into our living rooms
Imagine a future where patients are enabled to print tablets designed to their genetic makeup or where bespoke prosthetics could be printed locally on demand.
A research network called 'Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network' (RiHN) led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) funding to investigate how technology advances could mean manufacturing of healthcare products are brought closer to users; in some cases as close as their own front room.
Prostate Cancer UK awards researchers crucial grant for pioneering prostate cancer study
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have received a grant of over £136,000 to develop and test a new potential treatment which could be effective in treating as many as half of men with advanced prostate cancer.
UWE Bristol academic wins national wildlife photography award
Dr Jeanette Sakel, a University of the West of England Linguistics lecturer and National Teaching Fellow, scooped the top prize in the 'Close to Nature' category of this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards, with a photo of tadpoles taken on the University's Frenchay Campus.
Impact of road transport on air quality not given sufficient priority in UK transport planning
UK transport planning is not sufficiently taking into account the environmental impacts of transport choices according to researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society and Air Quality Management Resource Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England
Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.
Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.
The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.
UWE scientist discovers new specimens of 'living fossil', shedding new insights into evolution of scaly-tailed squirrels
A conservation biologist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has secured three specimens of the very rare and elusive flightless scaly-tailed squirrel (Zenkerella insignis), uniquely found in the forests of Cameroon, Gabon, C.A.R and Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea that has barely evolved for over 30 million years.
Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines
New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
Smart bricks will transform how buildings work
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create 'bioreactor walls' which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces
Did you experience drought of '76? University researchers want to hear tales of historic dry summer
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories for an academic project.
On the 40th anniversary of the country's most severe water shortage in living memory, academics from a team led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking accounts of how Britons coped.
Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies
Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.
Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public
UWE Bristol academics Professor Myra Conway and Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly are amongst the regions' experts to contribute to a free public meeting on Monday 4 July 2016 to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of dementia.
Is Brexit possible in fisheries?
Dr Tom Appleby from the University of the West of England's Environmental Law Unit is a leading expert in marine and fisheries law. Writing for the Blue MarineFoundation, following the Brexit vote, Dr Appleby outlines the complexities involved in renegotiating the UK's fisheries quota.
UWE Bristol retains European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award
Following a recent review, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has retained its European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.
Ten minutes on children's internet game enough to lower body satisfaction among young girls, study finds
Young girls reported heightened body dissatisfaction after playing a children's internet game for just 10 minutes, a study has found.
Revolutionary 'Pee into power' invention takes centre stage at Glastonbury 2016
The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running.