News in 2015

  • Project Grant from the British Heart Foundation 16 December 2015 Award for Andrew James and Jules Hancox
  • New translational research centre 16 December 2015 The £5.3 million Translational Biomedical Research Centre (TBRC), currently under construction at Langford, aims to get research out of the laboratory and ensure patients worldwide can access ground-breaking treatments as quickly as possible. Funded by UoB, MRC and BHF, the centre’s ‘topping-out’ was celebrated in September
  • EBI Fellow awarded Stroke Association Lectureship 14 December 2015 Dr Phil Clatworthy, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, has been awarded the prestigious Stroke Association Thompson Family Senior Clinical Lectureship
  • Studying heart muscle under the microscope 2 December 2015 Following a planned career break, Dr Danielle Paul is back studying heart muscle under the microscope.
  • BCV hosts BHF volunteers 17 November 2015 An open day for British Heart Foundation Volunteers to learn about some of the research that the BHF is funding
  • mRNA splicing control in diabetes 13 November 2015 A British Heart Foundation grant award
  • Cardiologist elected to post with the European Society of Cardiology 9 November 2015 Cardiology Consultant Lecturer Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci is now the Vice-Chair for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a two-year position that will lead to her taking the Chair in 2016-18.
  • Mending the smallest of broken hearts 5 November 2015 Researchers have been awarded over £170,000 by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to produce a graft which may reduce the amounts of surgeries required to treat children born with certain types of congenital heart disease.
  • Ballooning platelets and the future of anti-thrombotic drugs 28 October 2015 Membrane ballooning in platelets during the blood-clotting process is driven by a coordinated system of salt and water entry which may be modified pharmacologically, a new study from the University of Bristol has found. The research could ultimately lead to the development of better ‘blood-thinning’ drugs for patients who experience complications with or are resistant to existing antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin.
  • New BHF Research Strategy for 2015-2020 21 October 2015 The BHF has published a new Research Strategy for the next five years. In summary, their objectives will be: 1) To understand the social, genetic, cellular and molecular causes of cardiovascular disease 2) To discover better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease 3) To enhance translation of these research discoveries into better patient care
  • EBI Clinical Veterinary Primers 2015 appointed 14 October 2015 Congratulations to Alex Smith (Schools of Physiology and Pharmacology and Veterinary Sciences) for his project ‘Novel pacing device for improving cardiac output’, which received an EBI Clinical Veterinary Primer 2015 award and will begin a placement later this year.
  • Nick Standen Lecture at Leicester 8 October 2015 Invitation to present the University of Leicester's Nick Standen Lecture
  • Role of cardiac T-tubules in Ca regulation 8 October 2015 Success for Professor Clive Orchard with a British Heart Foundation grant
  • BHF Project Grant 7 October 2015 Unravelling the role of the apelin-apelin receptor system in essential hypertension
  • Developmental Fund Award 7 October 2015 £14k awarded by the University's Developmental Fund to develop an MRI-compatible amplifier
  • BHF Chair in Cardiovascular Science 1 September 2015 A BHF Chair for Professor Costanza Emanueli to complement her MRC Programme Grant into ischaemic disease
  • RO1 grant by the National Health Institute 20 August 2015 A joint award with the University of Pittsburg on research into PDE5
  • Lab-produced blood at Human Trials Stage 12 August 2015 The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced.
  • MRC programme grant 9 August 2015 A joint award with the University of Glasgow for a five year project looking at therapeutic interventions
  • MRC clinical research training fellowship 31 July 2015 A three-year Clinical Research Training Fellowship for Dr Martin Lewis
  • 'Science without Borders'PhD studentship 29 July 2015 Award by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil
  • Anaemia and heart surgery 13 July 2015 Patients having heart surgery do not benefit if doctors wait until a patient has become substantially anaemic before giving a blood transfusion
  • EurekAlert! 6 July 2015 A top news release on lactate regulation attracted a record number of online hits over the last 12 months.
  • New tissue ‘scaffold’ technology 25 June 2015 Scientists have developed a new tissue ‘scaffold’ technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs
  • Afferent Consultancy 10 June 2015 Consultancy appointment and research funding into hypertension for Julian Paton
  • Sir Jules Thorn Award 8 April 2015 Award to investigate the use of stem cell therapy for the repair of congenital heart abnormalities
  • Newton Fund collaboration 1 April 2015 A joint award with the University of Espirito Santos, Brazil, from the Newton Fund RCUK CONFAP Research Partnerships Call
  • Healthy limits and wider benefits of exercise for children 16 March 2015 The project will identify the healthy limits and the wider benefits of exercise for young elite athletes, normal healthy children and children with congenital heart defects.
  • Distinguished Visitor Award 11 March 2015 Contributions to research in Cardiovascular Science recognised by the University of Auckland
  • B-Proact1v programme 10 February 2015 Children spend too much time being sedentary for healthy development
  • British Atherosclerosis Society meeting 20 November 2014 A poster was presented at the British Atherosclerosis Society meeting on graft disease
  • RED Medical lunchtime surgery series - How Public Engagement can strengthen your proposal 27 January 2015, 1.00 PM - 27 January 2015, 2.00 PM Medical Sciences Building, room C44
  • RED Medical lunchtime surgery series - Applying for ERC and Marie Sklodowska-Curie funding 5 February 2015, 1.00 PM - 5 February 2015, 2.00 PM Medical Sciences Building, room C44
  • RED Medical lunchtime surgery series - Commercialising your research 25 February 2015, 1.00 PM - 25 February 2015, 2.00 PM Life Sciences Building, ground floor seminar room (G14)
  • RED Medical lunchtime surgery series - Impact: engaging with policy makers 16 March 2015, 1.00 PM - 16 March 2015, 2.00 PM Room OS6 in Oakfield House, BS8 2BN
  • RED Medical lunchtime surgery series - How best to respond to reviewers comments 26 March 2015, 1.00 PM - 26 March 2015, 2.00 PM Medical Sciences Building, room C44
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