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Public lecture on causes and treatments of neuropathic pain

11 March 2014

Prof. David Wynick to speak on causes and future treatments for neuropathic pain at a free public lecture on 1 April.

Debilitating side effects of prescription meds could be eradicated

24 February 2014

Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.

Insulin use to treat type 2 diabetes trebles over 20 years

10 February 2014

The number of people using insulin to treat diabetes trebled between 1991 and 2010, researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff have found.

Negative feedback makes cells 'sensitive'

9 January 2014

New research has shown that negative feedback loops in cell signalling systems can be essential for a cell’s ability to perceive the strength of a growth stimulus. Cells lacking the feedback loop became insensitive to the level of the stimulus in a manner similar to a cancerous cell displaying unrestrained growth.

Why do some people develop type 1 diabetes rapidly while others at risk do not?

9 January 2014

The autoimmune process leading to type 1 diabetes can develop quickly in some children and young people but very slowly in others despite the presence of proteins in their blood indicating an on-going autoimmune process in the pancreas. Thanks to combined funding of over $1 million a new study hopes to understand why some people develop type 1 diabetes very early while others who are known to be at risk are protected for decades.

Blood pressure drug as treatment for dementia

12 December 2013

A 4p per day drug for high blood pressure could become the first ever treatment for one of the most common forms of dementia within a decade, say two leading charities.

Royal award for saving babies’ lives around the world

26 November 2013

The University of Bristol has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in recognition of its leading-edge research in obstetric and neonatal practice.

Human neural stem cells could meet the clinical problem of critical limb ischemia

26 November 2013

New research has shown human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia through the growth of new vessels. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a disease that severely obstructs arteries and reduces the blood flow to legs and feet. CLI remains an unmet clinical problem and with an ageing population and the rise in type II diabetes, the incidence of CLI is expected to increase.

MRC award for regenerative medicine imaging

27 October 2013

Regenerative medicine could hold the promise of revolutionising patient care in the 21st century. A research team at the University of Bristol have been awarded £2.77 million that could fast-track the progression of new discoveries in stem cell research from the lab to the bedside of the NHS and benefit patients in the future.

Study reveals fall in death rates after hip replacements

29 September 2013

Mortality rates in the first 90 days following hip replacement surgery have halved, according to a study led by the University of Bristol on behalf of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and published in The Lancet.