New translational research centre16 December 2015The £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 Lectureship14 December 2015Dr 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
Mending the smallest of broken hearts5 November 2015Researchers 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 drugs28 October 2015Membrane 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 2015-202021 October 2015The 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 appointed14 October 2015Congratulations 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.