• Bristol Neuroscience Research Showcase, 13 January 2022 14 January 2022 Learn about the Bristol Neuroscience Research Network’s half-day showcase which served to welcome new neuroscience research staff at the University of Bristol. The event comprised a series of presentations from: Bristol Medical School; School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; and School of Psychological Science recruits, and two external keynote speakers: Loren Frank (UCSF) and Essi Viding (UCL). Over 120 people registered for the event on 13 January 2022, from undergraduate students straight through to senior staff. The aims of the event included introducing ideas for future research or potential collaborations, expanding understanding of the many different aspects of neuroscience, and getting to know some of the newer members of staff from across the University of Bristol and welcoming them to the wider community.
  • Treatment for opioid dependence has an important role in suicide prevention 16 December 2021 Opioid agonist treatment, commonly methadone or buprenorphine, for people dependent on heroin or other opioid drugs has an important role to play in suicide prevention, according to University of Bristol-led research published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
  • New research could hold the key to tackling global crisis of malnutrition 15 December 2021 UK and China embark on ambitious research to simultaneously prevent obesity and under-nutrition.
  • Are rocket scientists and brain surgeons really smarter than everyone else? 14 December 2021 Rocket scientists and brain surgeons are no smarter than the general population, suggests a study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.
  • Research reveals 'ugly truth' faced by doctors responding to COVID-19 on the frontline 13 December 2021 Frontline healthcare workers say they are angry at being treated as 'COVID cannon fodder, not COVID heroes' after responding to the virus for nearly two years and working at full capacity, reveal the findings of new research.
  • Why do we forget things? 6 December 2021 We’ve all had those moments where we can’t quite remember something. Maybe you’ve misplaced your keys, can’t remember someone’s name or just completely forgotten what it was that you were supposed to be doing. A lapse in memory is a common thing, but why does it happen? BBC Bitesize explores how our memories work and why we forget things.
  • People want a better world after the COVID-19 pandemic but don’t believe it will really happen 29 November 2021 People strongly favour a fairer and more sustainable way of life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite not thinking it will actually materialise or that others share the same progressive wishes, according to new research which sheds intriguing light on what people have missed most and want for the future.
  • University spin-out Ultraleap raises £60 million in latest funding round 25 November 2021 A University of Bristol spin-out company which develops sci-fi-worthy touchless tech has raised £60 million in its latest funding round.
  • Scientists capture humour’s earliest emergence 22 November 2021 Young children's ability to laugh and make jokes has been mapped by age for the first time using data from a new study involving nearly 700 children from birth to four years of age, from around the world. The findings, led by University of Bristol researchers and published in Behavior Research Methods, identifies the earliest age humour emerges and how it typically builds in the first years of life.
  • Common blood pressure drug does not slow down the progression of more advanced Alzheimer’s 15 November 2021 New research led by the University of Bristol, has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is not effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment. However, the drug could still be of benefit if prescribed for longer and if given to people with very early disease. The findings are from the phase 2 multi-centre clinical trial known as RADAR ((Reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease through Angiotensin taRgeting).

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