27 November 2013
Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their communication. The study is published in the journal Cell Reports.
21 November 2013
The University of Bristol is to benefit from £23 million of research funding that will exploit the latest advances in technology and develop new analysis methods to improve understanding of how our family background, behaviours and genes work together to affect how we develop and remain healthy or become ill. The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU), jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol, is officially opened today [21 Nov].
18 November 2013
Understanding how and why cancer cells move away from their original location is important to find ways to stop the spread of the disease. New findings, published in the Nature journal Oncogene, reveal how a protein, called ‘PRH’, is normally able to prevent cells from unnecessary migration. It is likely that this protein is less effective in cancer cells allowing the cells to venture away.
15 November 2013
A £1.1 million grant to understand how one of the brain’s key neurotransmitters called ‘acetylcholine’ influences brain activity has been awarded to University of Bristol researchers. The Wellcome Trust award will help scientists understand more precisely how the release of acetylcholine is changing brain cell activity to influence memory and cognition.
30 October 2013
Prof Chris Paraskeva was interviewed by BBC Points West [29 Oct] about the harnessing of a naturally-occurring chemical found in the bark and leaves of Yew Trees that can be used in chemotherapy drugs to treat breast and lung cancer.
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.
14 October 2013
Drs Rachel Casey and Emily Blackwell from the University's School of Veterinary Sciences will feature on tonight's [Monday 14 October] Channel 4 programme 'Dogs: Their Secret Lives'.
7 October 2013
A talk on Wednesday 9 October, organised by the Small Animal Practice at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences, will provide owners with essential information about how to care for their tortoise properly to keep it in good health.
25 September 2013
New research that looked at whether two commonly prescribed statin medicines, used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in the blood, can adversely affect cognitive function has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats.
24 September 2013
New research, carried out in collaboration between the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and AstraZeneca Brixham Environmental Laboratory, could improve the welfare standards of millions of fish used by scientists around the world.