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  • UWE Bristol recognised with European HR Excellence in Research Award


    UWE Bristol has been granted the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the University's outstanding work in developing and supporting its research staff.

  • Research suggests farmers lack confidence in badger vaccination


    Research conducted by a UWE Bristol researcher, based at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), and in collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that farmers surveyed in five areas of England lack confidence in a badger vaccine to prevent the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). Farmers also had low levels of trust in the Government's ability to manage bovine Tuberculosis.

  • Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design


    The Etruscan shrew, one of the world's tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way around.

    The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use 'active touch' rather than vision to navigate their environment.

  • Beer belly is biggest body issue for men


    New research shows that men have serious issues and that talking about your body is no longer confined to women.

    A major national study[i] examining British men's attitudes to their appearance reveals that over four in five (80.7%) men regularly engage in conversation about one another's body and that most are unhappy with their muscularity. The study found that men talk most about their unhappiness with their stomach, referred to most commonly as their beer belly.

  • Was St Edmund killed by the Vikings in Essex?


    Keith Briggs, a visiting research fellow in linguistics at the University of the West of England, has proposed a new site for the battle in which King Edmund of East Anglia was killed in 869. If confirmed, the new proposal would change our understanding of the early history of Suffolk and especially of the town and abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

  • Should we all look to change travel habits earlier rather than giving up driving when we get old?


    A major report looking into the travel habits, needs and issues surrounding driving in old age has found that older people have a mixed range of views to changing their habits and or opting to use other modes of transport. The report reaches some predictable conclusions about loss of independence and worries about isolation if people live in remote areas. However it examines the potential of an about turn in travel habits earlier in life that could help people avoid some of the 'withdrawal' symptoms like depression and loneliness.

  • Colourful future for UWE in EU print project


    The University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) has been named as a partner in a major European network to research the future direction of colour printing. Potential innovations include exploration of the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create multi-channel printers.

  • Scientists discover new way to target cancer


    Scientists at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have discovered a new way to target cancer through manipulating a master switch responsible for cancer cell growth. The findings, published today [12 Dec] in the journal Cancer Cell, reveal how cancer cells grow faster by producing their own blood vessels.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness


    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Experiencing disability:the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics


    A public debate

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol

    Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be in humanity's best interest to use genetic technology to do away with 'disability'? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a free public debate co-organised by UWE Bristol and The Royal Institute of Philosophy on the topical subject of disability and eugenics.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice


    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • "Disabled architects - Unlocking the potential for practice"


    The architecture profession urgently needs to make significant changes to increase the diversity and equality of the profession and to enable equal opportunities for disabled people in the profession.

    This is the conclusion of a three year study at UWE Bristol entitled, 'Supporting diversity in the architectural profession; developing a climate of success for disabled designers'. The research was commissioned by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and jointly funded by RIBA and UWE.

  • How do lesbians' and gay women experience anorexia and bulimia?


    A psychology PhD student at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is researching lesbians' experiences of anorexia and bulimia and how these experiences may be similar to and different from those of heterosexual women.

  • Could 'wee-power' be the future of electricity generation?


    Scientists at UWE Bristol have published the world's first research paper on work that tested the viability of urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) in order to directly produce electricity.

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding


    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

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