University of Bristol

New insights into placebo effect

(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today ...

Aug 31, 2012
4.9 / 5 (8) 10 | with audio podcast

Negotiating Britain's racialised hierarchies

In contrast to recent findings which revealed how being 'white' has not exempted many of the 1.9 million East Europeans who have come to the UK from the effects of racism. New evidence, published online (ahead of print) ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Seven steps to 'billion dollar' drugs

(Phys.org) -- A highly efficient method for making prostaglandins -- natural, hormone-like chemicals that have pharmaceutical applications -- is reported by University of Bristol scientists this week in Nature. Some synthe ...

Aug 15, 2012
5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Quantum interference fine-tuned by Berry phase

(Phys.org) -- A team from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) has experimentally demonstrated how to use Berry’s phase to accurately control quantum interference between different photons.

Jul 05, 2012
5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast