News in 2016

  • Studies offer new insights for treating stomach infections 8 November 2016 Researchers have discovered a new approach to preventing or treating a stomach bacterium associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well as gastritis and duodenal ulcers. Writing in the journal ‘Nature Microbiology’, a team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Duisburg-Essen at Essen University Medical Centre and the University of Bristol detail how they discovered a completely new approach to infections related to the Helicobacter pylori bacterium.
  • Cancer study paper wins award from Royal College of General Practitioners 27 October 2016 The publication of a study led by Dr Matthew Ridd, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine, is one of the winners of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year 2015.
  • Students launch new research journal 25 October 2016 Students from the medical and dental schools of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth have joined forces to launch a new journal that showcases original research undertaken in world-class laboratories and clinics by fellow students. The ‘INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Research Journal’ is produced by a team of student editors from the four universities. It is a key part of a collaborative project under the national INSPIRE scheme funded by the Wellcome Trust and administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Research in Bristol boosted by £21 million award over five years 26 September 2016 University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) in partnership with the University of Bristol has been awarded more than £20 million over five years by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund cutting-edge research.
  • Bristol law students to help families of young cancer patients 20 September 2016 Working in partnership with CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, University of Bristol Law Clinic students will help parents of children living with cancer negotiate some of the legal obstacles that come with the diagnosis.
  • Largest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results 19 September 2016 Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  • West of England Genomic Medicine Centre 15 June 2016 A partnership made up of NHS provider organisations in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, universities, the West of England Academic Health Science Network, Health Education South West and NHS commissioners has been designated the West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC).
  • Translational Biomedical Research Centre 14 June 2016 TBRC will use experimental models highly relevant to human disease and anatomy to test approaches, devices or therapies in a stateof-the art animal hospital theatre operating at NHS standards.
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