7 April 2013
Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new insight into the function of a key protein attributed to impaired learning and memory in Down’s syndrome. The findings, published online in Nature Cell Biology, offer further molecular insight into how the reduced level of this key protein termed ‘sorting nexin-27’ [SNX27] may contribute to learning and memory problems associated with Down’s syndrome.
28 March 2013
Scientists have identified a key molecule responsible for triggering the chemical processes in our brain linked to our formation of memories. The findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits, reveal a new target for therapeutic interventions to reverse the devastating effects of memory loss.
14 March 2013
Over fifty neuroscientists from Bristol Neuroscience, comprising researchers from the Universities of Bristol, the West of England and local NHS Hospitals, are taking part in hands-on demonstrations and brain-related activities as part of ‘Brilliant Brain Week’. The event, which runs until Monday 18 March, is part of a world-wide campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
13 March 2013
A Vet School student from the University of Bristol has won a prestigious award in recognition of her work to improve the health and wellbeing of dogs.
12 March 2013
A new study led by the University's School of Veterinary Sciences hopes to reduce the fracture rates in laying hens thanks to a grant of £532,000 funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and supported by industrial partner, Noble Foods.
26 February 2013
A protein involved in the internal cell scaffold is associated with increased risk of metastasis and mortality in a range of common cancers finds a study by University of Bristol researchers published in Biomed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine.
18 February 2013
A study by academics from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol has gained new insight into domestic dogs’ fear responses to noises.
14 February 2013
For the first time scientists studying the cellular processes underlying the body’s response to healing have revealed how a flash of calcium is the very first step in repairing damaged tissue. The findings, published in Current Biology, could lead to new therapies that speed up the healing process following injury or surgery.
11 February 2013
A recent scientific study by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences has shown that pre-stun shocks in commercial broiler processing significantly affect carcase and meat quality as well as bird welfare.
11 February 2013
Bristol’s two medical faculties have been awarded funding under a new initiative co-ordinated by the Academy of Medical Sciences to encourage medical and dental students to consider a research career.