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Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers 20 May 2015 On International Clinical Trials Day, Wednesday 20 May, researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part.
  • Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers 20 May 2015 On International Clinical Trials Day, Wednesday 20 May, researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part.
  • One step closer to an insulin vaccine for type 1 diabetes 6 May 2015 An international team of researchers from Bristol, Dresden, Munich, Vienna and Denver have successfully completed the first step in the development of an insulin vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes.
  • Bristol to INSPIRE the next generation of medical researchers 16 April 2015 The University’s medical faculties (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences) have been awarded another round of INSPIRE funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS).
  • £1.4m award for research into childhood congenital heart disease 24 March 2015 Professor Massimo Caputo in the School of Clinical Sciences has been awarded £1.4 million by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust to investigate the use of stem cell therapy for the repair of congenital heart abnormalities in very young children.
  • Clinical trial to assess effectiveness of urological tests in men 18 March 2015 For the first time ever, a major new clinical trial, led by the Bristol Urological Institute at Southmead Hospital Bristol, aims to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of urological tests in men who have difficulty passing urine. The trial is being managed by the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration at the University of Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine.
  • When should blood transfusions be given after cardiac surgery? 12 March 2015 New research led by the University of Bristol has shown that patients having heart surgery do not benefit if doctors wait until a patient has become substantially anaemic before giving a blood transfusion.
  • Save lives - be a brain tumour tissue donor 24 February 2015 Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few patients know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new national campaign launched today [Tuesday 24 February] at the University of Bristol seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals about donating brain tumour tissue and helping researchers find a cure for this disease. The campaign is led by leading medical researchers and the charity, brainstrust.
  • Interested in becoming a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow? 5 February 2015
  • Manchester United’s rising stars revolutionize heart health 29 January 2015 A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has just been announced. Manchester United’s Academy players are being put through their paces having their hearts monitored by the newest imaging technology to give invaluable insights into how young people’s hearts work while doing exercise.
  • Bristol research reveals clues to dementia and Parkinsons 11 December 2014 Researchers based in Bristol and London have uncovered a link between Lewy body diseases like Parkinson’s and the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s. The findings could help to explain the close relationship between Parkinson’s, more commonly known for causing movement difficulties, and dementia.
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