- High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling
New study finds overall physical activity is increased by proximity to routes
The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
- UWE Law Researcher awarded 'ESRC Transformative Research' grant
Dr Lauren Devine of UWE Bristol Law School has been awarded over £200,000 from the ESRC for an innovative project to rethink key elements of child protection policy.
The 18 month project 'Rethinking child protection strategy: evaluating research findings and numeric data to consider whether current intervention strategy is justified' was awarded the grant under the second year of the ESRC's Transformative Research Call.
- UWE Bristol researcher to feature in Horizons programme as it returns to BBC World News
Mobile phone runs on urine power – check out the video
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to feature in the new series of Horizons on BBC World News this weekend. The new series of Horizons uncovers technology that could change the world.
- UWE Bristol bioscience experts take part in BBSRC celebration
A group of researchers from UWE Bristol have been invited to take part in a prestigious celebration to mark the 20 year anniversary of the | Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC).
- Researchers ask women to share experiences of breast cancer in online survey
Women over the age of 35 who have been treated for breast cancer are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire exploring how they feel about their appearance. The views of around 250 women are being sought, and the online survey can be accessed here. The study is being conducted until the end of June 2014 and the survey can be completed anywhere and at any time.
- OmniDynamics launch crowdfunding campaign to support innovative 3D printer accessory
A chance meeting at the UWE Bristol canteen has brought together two sets of entrepreneurial students to launch a crowdfunding campaign, to bring to market an innovative 3D printer accessory.
Strooder, a plastic filament extruder has been designed by year two robotic engineering students, David Graves and Gregory Gruzecki, founders of OmniDynamics. This cost effective, versatile device aims to bring down the cost of home 3D printing, by enabling users to produce their own filament (3D printing ink).
- Study tests new strapping device for people with vertebral fractures linked to osteoporosis
Researchers are investigating the effects of a new strapping device for people who have osteoporosis - weakening of the bones - and have suffered a fracture of one of the bones in their back.
- easyJet partners with Bristol Robotics Laboratory to apply latest, cutting-edge technology for first time in aviation
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft. The innovative technology will help the airline to operate even more efficiently, reducing delays while maintaining its industry leading punctuality and safety records.
- Study calls for better support for adults born with cleft lip and palate
New research has found adults need better support to enable them to cope with the challenges of being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
Many thousands of adults across the UK and the world are living with a cleft lip and/or palate, and yet many are unaware of the support that is available to them. Routine cleft care normally concludes around the age of 18 years. As a result, little is known about the longer-term outcomes of those living with cleft lip and/or palate.
- It's the green light for Luke Jerram's Park and Slide in Bristol
Internationally renowned artist and UWE Bristol visiting senior research fellow, Luke Jerram is delighted to announce that his latest installation – Park and Slide will go ahead this Sunday 4 May from 11:00-17:00 subject to a final health and safety sign off on the day.
- UWE Bristol student conservationists progress to finals of the Quarry Life Award
A team of student conservationists from UWE Bristol were judged as one of the top five UK entries in reaching the finals of the Quarry Life Award, a prestigious international competition.
- Key milestone reached in largest ever study of UK family names
The largest ever study of UK family surnames, the AHRC funded 'Family Names of the United Kingdom Project', carried out by a team at UWE Bristol, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the first phase of the database with 45,000 surnames researched and explained. The full dictionary of surnames is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
- Expert reaction to high levels of air pollution in England today
UWE Bristol expert Jo Barnes is available to comment on the high levels of air pollution currently spreading across England, Jo is a Research Fellow in the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, at the University of the West of England.
- Research conference prepares UWE Bristol Business students for workplace
1 April 2014, 16:00-18:00, UWE ECC
Year One Business students from UWE Bristol will showcase their research to the business community at a student conference, as part of a research module dedicated to developing the skills needed by employers.
- Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers from UWE Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Liverpool.