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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.
  • 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.
  • New Intercalated BSc in Health Sciences is open for recruitment 5 December 2014 The School of Clinical Sciences' new intercalated BSc in Health Sciences is now recruiting for 2015/16.
  • Professor Andreas Baumbach - date of Inaugural Lecture announced 28 November 2014 Professor Andreas Baumbach's Inaugural Lecture will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 24 February 2015 in the Reception Room of the Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ.
  • New drug could protect the heart from damage following heart attack 21 November 2014 The deadliest form of heart attack is frequent with around 250,000 in the USA and about 60,000 in the UK per year. A collaborative team of researchers have been awarded £1 million to accelerate the development of a new drug able to protect the heart from these attacks in the latest round of Biomedical Catalyst funding announced yesterday [Thursday 20 November] by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
  • Professor Stafford Lightman announced as BNA President-Elect 20 November 2014 The British Neuroscience Association has announced that Stafford Lightman will become BNA President in 2017.
  • UK’s first national networked brain tumour tissue archive 13 October 2014 A new tissue banking initiative, called the Brain Tumour Archive Network, that will unlock thousands of previously hard-to-access brain tumour samples for researchers throughout the UK was announced onTuesday 7 October.
  • Lost protein could prevent hardening of the arteries 23 September 2014 Researchers have found that when the protein matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is reduced or lost, white blood cells, known as macrophages, become good and could prevent hardening of the arteries, rupture and sudden death.
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