• Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children 23 March 2017 Estimates suggest that 40 per cent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study involving academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.
  • New EBI Director from 1 August 2017 17 March 2017 following an open, internal, competitive appointment process, Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill has been appointed to the role of Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, which she will commence on 1 August 2017.
  • Kidney Research UK grant 14 March 2017 Awarded to Prof Richard Coward and Prof Craig McArdle
  • Meningitis Research Foundation grant 14 March 2017 Prof Adam Finn and Dr Jenny Oliver (Co Investigators) have received an award of £29,737
  • Early career training and support 9 March 2017 The Faculties of Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences have a dynamic postgraduate community enrolled in taught or research-based programmes. Postgrads receive their training in internationally renowned research groups which span the biomedical science disciplines of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience through to the disciplines associated with population health which include life course epidemiology, genomics, primary care and public health with a particular emphasis on methodology.
  • Lassoing from the mouth to the heart 8 March 2017 Infective endocarditis occurs when bacteria cause unwanted blood clots to form on heart valves. Untreated it is fatal; even treated mortality rates are ~ 30%. There are over 2,000 cases diagnosed in the UK annually, and cases are rising.
  • £7.5M boost for Health Research 8 March 2017 The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI) has been awarded the Wellcome Trust’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), designed to support biomedical research and related activities in the UK over the next five years. The ISSF award of £3.75M is being matched by the University. It is the third and largest ISSF award for the EBI and recognises the successful work the Institute has delivered during the previous five years.
  • Online forecast maps warns sheep farmers about risk of Nematodirosis in lambs 1 March 2017 With spring fast approaching the parasite Nematodirus is a deadly threat to the lives of lambing flocks. An online risk forecast could help UK sheep farmers assess the risk of outbreaks of the parasite in their lambs and take action before it is too late. The forecast maps will be updated daily to track changes in risk throughout the spring and early summer and include treatment and management advice.
  • Newton Fund success 28 February 2017 BristolBridge Co-I, Annela Seddon (Physics) has been awarded a Newton Fund RAEng Researcher Exchange Programme for "Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance through Engineering and Education".
  • Clinical Primer leads to Training Fellowship 24 February 2017 As a Renal registrar Dr Emily Bowen manages patients with both acute and chronic kidney disease, but she wanted to pursue research interests as well. The EBI Clinical Primer Scheme allowed her to take a break from her clinical commitments in London to join Bristol Renal, headed by Prof Moin Saleem.

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