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£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.
  • £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.
  • 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.
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