- Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds 16 August 2018 Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine.
- Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk 8 August 2018 Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- Bristol launches the new Faculty of Life Sciences 1 August 2018 The start of August sees the creation of a brand-new faculty at the University of Bristol – the Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Depression and antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism 1 August 2018 In the first review of its kind, new research has found that depression and the use of antidepressants are each associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The study led by academics from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol has also shown that each of the various classes of antidepressant medications are associated with an increased risk of VTE.
- Weight differences contribute to heart health in the young 1 August 2018 Increased weight in young adults is likely to cause higher blood pressure and a thickening of the heart muscle, according to findings by the University of Bristol published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation today (Monday 30 July).
- Son thanks Bristol cardiac team for saving his dad's life 1 August 2018 A Bristol heart surgeon and his team have been nominated for a special health award - by a man who credits them for saving his father's life.
- Why do some wounds fail to heal? 19 July 2018 Non-healing wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic ulcers are a growing health problem, and we still don’t know enough about how and why wound repair can fail. Thanks to an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI) Early Career Fellowship award, pharmacologist Dr Jenna Cash has set up her own lab to examine wound repair more closely and inform novel therapies for chronic wounds.
- Bristol thinking globally for health 18 July 2018 Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, University of Bristol, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series, celebrating Bristol-based innovations in the NHS’s 70th year.
- High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother's heart function 13 July 2018 Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat.
- How Bristol’s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives 5 July 2018 Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world.
Bristol Heart Institute press releases
Press releases relating to cardiovascular research on University's central news pages.