6 November 2013
David Nutt, a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, has been awarded an international prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest.
31 October 2013
Assessment of official suicide statistics found that between 1990 and 2005, the proportion of researcher-defined suicides given a verdict of suicide by the 12 coroners studied decreased by almost seven per cent, largely because of the increased use of misadventure/accident verdicts for deaths thought, on clinical review, to be suicides. Growth in the use of narrative verdicts by coroners may also have compromised assessment of small area differences in suicide rates. This is just one of the key findings from a report, published in the first issue of the new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) journal Programme Grants for Applied Research, aimed at reducing premature mortality from suicide and non-fatal self-harm.
24 October 2013
A research team at the University of Bristol have been awarded £2.77 million that could fast-track the progression of new discoveries in stem cell research from the lab to the bedside of the NHS and benefit patients in the future.
23 October 2013
The world’s largest ever cleft lip and palate research programme was launched last year and HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, as Patron of the Healing Foundation, will visit the Healing Foundation Cleft Gene Bank and Birth Cohort Study at the University of Bristol today, Wednesday 23 October.
17 October 2013
New research shows that almost one in three children born prematurely (before 37 weeks) have lower Key Stage 1 (KS1) test results than children who are born at full term (37-42 weeks) and more than a third have special educational needs (SEN).
15 October 2013
Tuesday 15 October is Ada Lovelace Day, a day which celebrates remarkable women scientists, like Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), an English mathematician who is credited with being the first computer programmer.
11 October 2013
A study to assess whether patients prescribed smoking cessation drugs are at an increased risk of suicide, self-harm and treated depression compared with users of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has found no evidence of an increased risk. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Bristol, are published online in the British Medical Journal [BMJ] today [11 October].
10 October 2013
Depression in pregnant women appears to increase the risk that their children are more likely to have depression when they are 18-years-old, according to a report led by University of Bristol researchers and published by JAMA Psychiatry.
9 October 2013
Ever wondered how your brain controls movement or creates memories? The wonders and complexities of the human brain are being explained at a free festival of neuroscience, organised by the University of Bristol to give a unique insight into the power of our cleverest organ.
1 October 2013
Children with autistic spectrum disorders have poorer sleep quality than their peers right up to their teens, reveals research conducted by an international team including researchers from Bristol. The findings, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, show total sleep duration is shorter and punctuated by more frequent waking at night and this poor-quality sleep may affect daytime learning and behaviour.