Bristol professor designs game for Guinness World Record attempt19 October 2012People up and down the country are attempting to set a Guinness record today [19 October] for the world’s largest memory game as part of the first ever Biology Week. Children and adults will put their memories to the test at 2.30pm in the first mass memory game of its kind, led by the Society of Biology.
Semantic research sheds light on the genetic basis of cognition20 June 2012Four generations of a single family have been found to possess an abnormality within a specific brain region which appears to affect their ability to recall verbal material, a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol and University College London has found.
UK study into whether physical activity aids depression finds no additional benefit6 June 2012Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression. However, new research published today [6 June] in the BMJ, suggests that adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone, even though it increased levels of physical activity.
New study seeks volunteers to help older people experiencing pain14 May 2012Up to 62% of people over 75 have chronic pain but, despite its prevalence, older people are also more likely to suffer in silence. A new University of Bristol study is seeking volunteers to find out what research should be done for those suffering from chronic pain.
Bristol dementia brain bank in appeal to reach anniversary target10 May 2012BN neuroscientists' appeal for more people to consider brain donation to meet their target of 150 donors by June, and enable the University South West Dementia Brain Bank to contribute to the UK-wide project called Brains for Dementia Research (BDR).