Research project hopes to improve outcomes for unborn twins sharing the same placenta24 November 2016A unique two-year research project to better identify the cardiac function of monochorionic twins with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) has been unveiled by St Michael’s Hospital and Bristol's Clinical Research and Imaging Centre (CRICBristol). Funded by The Capella Foundation, a charity that helps increase awareness of medical complications during pregnancy, the project will seek to find out how the syndrome develops and identify ways to improve survival outcomes.
Smart stem cells home to damaged tissue28 October 2016Stem cell-based therapy promises cures for a multitude of diseases and disorders including regeneration of heart tissue, but is severely limited by the ability of stem cells to identify the damaged location and remain there after administration. A new strategy is being developed at the University of Bristol to address this challenge.
Students launch new research journal25 October 2016Students from the medical and dental schools of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth have joined forces to launch a new journal that showcases original research undertaken in world-class laboratories and clinics by fellow students. The ‘INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Research Journal’ is produced by a team of student editors from the four universities. It is a key part of a collaborative project under the national INSPIRE scheme funded by the Wellcome Trust and administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Kidney Research UK Award24 October 2016Prof Richard Coward in the School of Clinical Sciences has been awarded a Kidney Research UK Clinical Training Fellowship.
Research in Bristol boosted by £21 million award over five years26 September 2016University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) in partnership with the University of Bristol has been awarded more than £20 million over five years by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund cutting-edge research.
British Heart Foundation four-year PhD grant success23 August 2016The BHF 4-year PhD programme in Integrative Cardiovascular Science will address the need to train the next generation of cardiovascular research leaders skilled in bridging research interfaces to produce significant impact for patient benefit and population health.
Italy Made Me21 July 2016On Thursday, the 7th of July, the Italian Embassy in London hosted "Italy Made Me", the annual research award for young Italian researchers studying and/or working in the UK.
West of England Genomic Medicine Centre15 June 2016A partnership made up of NHS provider organisations in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, universities, the West of England Academic Health Science Network, Health Education South West and NHS commissioners has been designated the West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC).
Translational Biomedical Research Centre14 June 2016TBRC will use experimental models highly relevant to human disease and anatomy to test approaches, devices or therapies in a stateof-the art animal hospital theatre operating at NHS standards.
Bio-ink for 3D Printing with Stem Cells25 May 2016A new stem cell-containing bio-ink allows 3D printing of living tissue. The ink contains two different polymer components: a natural polymer extracted from seaweed, and a sacrificial synthetic polymer used in the medical industry.
NIHR Awards: Outstanding Contributions19 May 2016Senior Investigators are the NIHR’s pre-eminent researchers and represent the country’s most outstanding leaders of clinical and applied health and social care research.
P2X3 Antagonism Reduces Hypertension
16 May 2016Afferent Pharmaceuticals specialise in the development of small molecule compounds targeting the P2X3 receptor for the treatment of poorly managed and common neurogenic conditions.
Alzheimer’s and High Blood Pressure Research26 April 2016Around 16 million people in the UK suffer from hypertension; it can strain blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. There is also evidence that it can, particularly in midlife, raise the risk of vascular dementia and and Alzheimer’s disease. However, the mechanism by which high blood pressure influences Alzheimer’s disease is largely unknown.
Three-minute Thesis semi-finals1 April 2016The Bristol Doctoral College, in conjunction with the Bristol Students' Union Postgraduate Network, is hosting Bristol's third-annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
New Medical Director for BHF21 March 2016The British Heart Foundation today announced that Professor Sir Nilesh Samani was appointed as their new Medical Director
Hypertension: have we missed something?7 March 2016High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects some 70 million Americans, quadrupling the chance of a person dying from a stroke and tripling the chance of dying from heart disease.
Research for Health Challenge25 February 2016A new scheme encourages healthcare practitioners and UoB researchers to work together to develop innovative thinking around clinical problems
Bleeding after dual antiplatelet therapy12 February 2016University of Bristol researchers have been awarded £432,000 by the National Institute for Health Research to study the effect of antiplatelet drugs on bleeding risk