19 October 2012
People 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.
15 August 2012
The treatment of patients with high blood pressure has important clinical and financial implications for public health. Although scientists know what factors can trigger high blood pressure many of the mechanisms that regulate the long-term control of blood pressure remain a mystery.
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.
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.
29 May 2012
Researchers offer patients a new way to control their high blood pressure based on neural control mechanisms.
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.
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.
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).
20 December 2011
Exhibition of new neuroscience art in the windows of the Dorothy Hodgkin Building
25 October 2011
New research by BN scientists shows that the effects of cannabis on brain activity are reminiscent of impairments seen in schizophrenia.