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Semantic research sheds light on the genetic basis of cognition

20 June 2012

Four 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.

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UK study into whether physical activity aids depression finds no additional benefit

6 June 2012

Current 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.

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New nerve-based treatment combats high blood pressure

29 May 2012

Researchers offer patients a new way to control their high blood pressure based on neural control mechanisms.

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Let’s get moving: Unravelling how locomotion starts

15 May 2012

Scientists at the University of Bristol shed light on one of the great unanswered questions of neuroscience: how the brain initiates rhythmic movements like walking, running and swimming.

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New study seeks volunteers to help older people experiencing pain

14 May 2012

Up 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.

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Bristol dementia brain bank in appeal to reach anniversary target

10 May 2012

BN 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).