Blood pressure drug as treatment for dementia12 December 2013A 4p per day drug for high blood pressure could become the first ever treatment for one of the most common forms of dementia within a decade, say two leading charities.
Human neural stem cells could meet the clinical problem of critical limb ischemia26 November 2013New research has shown human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia through the growth of new vessels. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a disease that severely obstructs arteries and reduces the blood flow to legs and feet. CLI remains an unmet clinical problem and with an ageing population and the rise in type II diabetes, the incidence of CLI is expected to increase.
MRC award for regenerative medicine imaging27 October 2013Regenerative medicine could hold the promise of revolutionising patient care in the 21st century. 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.
Study reveals fall in death rates after hip replacements29 September 2013Mortality rates in the first 90 days following hip replacement surgery have halved, according to a study led by the University of Bristol on behalf of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and published in The Lancet.
Funding for new hip osteoarthritis gene study11 June 2013A team of researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Aberdeen has been awarded £250,000 by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to study which genes can lead to people developing painful and common osteoarthritis of the hip.
Stafford Lightman wins BBSRC pilot award24 May 2013Professor Stafford Lightman has received an award to accelerate the impact of his research as part of a pilot funding scheme from the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).
Xenon gas successfully delivered to baby in ambulance29 April 2013The first baby in the world to receive xenon gas and cooling therapy while being transferred from one hospital to another, in a bid to prevent brain injury following a lack of oxygen at birth, is now at home after being discharged from St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Bristol.
Dr Churchill helps women take the lead17 April 2013Bristol’s School of Clinical Sciences has appointed Amanda Churchill, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, to the new role of School Lead for Women in Science.
Hypermobility is risk factor for teenagers28 February 2013Young people with joint hypermobility, also known as double-jointedness, are at increased risk of developing musculoskeletal pain in their teenage years, according to new research led by academics at the University of Bristol.
Surgical trials centre to open in Bristol12 February 2013A new centre that will enable surgeons to learn more about how to deal with a range of conditions, assess new surgical techniques and discover surgical breakthroughs to help deliver better care to thousands of patients will open in Bristol.
Diabetes affects bone marrow stem cells1 February 2013New research has shown the presence of a disease affecting small blood vessels, known as microangiopathy, in the bone marrow of diabetic patients.
How does our brain “learn” from stressful events?10 January 2013A study that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the BBSRC.