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Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings

Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings

23 September 2016

Stress is a major problem in many people’s lives often resulting in poor health and mental disorders. It is thought that disturbances in the action of stress hormones play a key role in causing mental disorders, like major depression and post-traumatic s...

Monitoring prostate cancer offers the same survival chance as surgery or radiotherapy over 10 years, but treatment reduces risk of cancer progression

Monitoring prostate cancer offers the same survival chance as surgery or radiotherapy over 10 years, but treatment reduces risk of cancer progression

14 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).

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

14 September 2016

An art exhibition at the Arnolfini featuring art by people with lived experience of eating disorders will mark the launch of a new Bristol based team, the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT).

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

14 September 2016

This year's Healthy City Week Bristol (15-22 October) will see a strong contribution from Bristol Health Partner organisations and Health Integration Teams (HITs). Not only is Bristol Health Partners the headline supporter for the week, but we are offeri...

Bristol research receives £21 million Biomedical Research Centre award over five years

Bristol research receives £21 million Biomedical Research Centre award over five years

14 September 2016

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the University of Bristol have been awarded more than £21 million over five years by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to fund cutting-edge research.

Bristol city region success in the HSJ Awards shortlist

Bristol city region success in the HSJ Awards shortlist

13 September 2016

Health organisations from the Bristol city region have reached the shortlist of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in four categories this year. The 'Innovation in mental health' category can boast no fewer than three entries from the region.

West of England Clinical Research Network's year in numbers

West of England Clinical Research Network's year in numbers

13 September 2016

The West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN) has showcased its work over the last year with a 'year in numbers' annual report summary.

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

13 September 2016

The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control your blood pressure. A team of clinical scientists at the University of Bristol have found a new way to treat hi...

‘Negative’ school sex education needs a revamp

‘Negative’ school sex education needs a revamp

12 September 2016

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is in need of an overhaul, according to research by the University of Bristol. The wide-ranging study looked at how young people in 10 countries viewed their school-based SRE. It found schools appear reluctant to ackn...

Latest events

Positive ageing and resilience training

Positive ageing and resilience training

27 September 2016

Positive ageing and resilience training (PART) is a free course designed to support people to build their resilience to some of the big changes in later life, such as retirement, getting a long term illness, becoming a carer or bereavement.

Healthcare Change Makers community leadership session

Healthcare Change Makers community leadership session

27 September 2016

Bristol Community Health, North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces as part of a new approach to boosting the voice of local people in the way their services are planned and delivered.

Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund’s 10th Anniversary

Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund’s 10th Anniversary

28 September 2016

North Bristol Trust (NBT) will be celebrating ten years of the Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund. Chief Executive Andrea Young will share how they are putting their passion for research into practice.

WECIL AGM

WECIL AGM

29 September 2016

The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living's (WECIL) annual general meeting includes sessions to discover, learn about and try out new technology and gadgets.

Freedom of Mind Festival

Freedom of Mind Festival

30 September 2016

Freedom of Mind Festival is a two week series of events taking place across the whole city. These events will encourage conversation, offer practical tools and influence change, to make Bristol a happier, healthier city.

The Stranger on the Bridge followed by Q&A with Jonny Benjamin

The Stranger on the Bridge followed by Q&A with Jonny Benjamin

5 October 2016

As part of Freedom of Mind Festival, a series of events focusing on mental health and emotional wellbeing taking place in Bristol between 30 Sept - 10 Oct, Watershed are delighted to present The Stranger on the Bridge, the inspirational true story of Jonn

The 'Voscurs' 2016 - Bristol's social impact awards

The 'Voscurs' 2016 - Bristol's social impact awards

6 October 2016

Voscur is delighted to announce the return of Bristol’s annual social impact awards, the ‘Voscurs’.

Public performance: 'An Evening with Dementia' dramatisation

Public performance: 'An Evening with Dementia' dramatisation

6 October 2016

An award winning play comes to Southmead Hospital. 'An Evening with Dementia' is a poignant yet humorous portrayal of an ageing actor living in a care home.

Eating Disorders HIT launch event

Eating Disorders HIT launch event

6 October 2016

This event is a celebration of the birth of the new Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) and will feature creative work produced by people who have experienced an eating disorder. The team will speak about some of the projects they are working

Freedom of Mind: the Conference

Freedom of Mind: the Conference

10 October 2016

Bringing together young people who use mental health services and those who provide them, this conference will host solution-focused and productive conversations about what actually needs to happen.

Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture ‘Too much medicine: why we need to push back the tide of medical excess’

Elizabeth Blackwell Public Lecture ‘Too much medicine: why we need to push back the tide of medical excess’

10 October 2016

The University of Bristol will host the third Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture, called ‘Too much medicine: why we need to push back the tide of medical excess’.

HealthTech: Bristol Makes It

HealthTech: Bristol Makes It

14 October 2016

As part of Bristol’s Healthy City Week from 15 – 22 October 2016, Bristol Health Partners, the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and HBB (High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC) are running a special two-day event bringing together the city’s

Our research

Bristol's health research is internationally recognised, with particular strengths in population health, neuroscience, infection and immunity and cardiovascular medicine.

From saving hundreds of thousands of babies' lives through groundbreaking research into cot death, to developing cutting edge technologies through the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and SPHERE, Bristol's health research makes huge differences to people's lives.

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (EBI), co-funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Bristol, brings together leading researchers from disparate fields to collaborate on solutions to the most pressing health problems of the 2...

University of Bristol

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

BRL is a unique collaboration that harnesses the strengths of its university partners, and brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), University of Bristol

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

ALSPAC, or Children of the 90s, has been charting the health of 14,500 families in the Bristol area since the early 1990s in order to improve the health of future generations. ALSPAC is a world-leading birth cohort study.

University of Bristol

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England promotes healthy and sustainable settlements through research, teaching, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Centre for Research in Biosciences

Centre for Research in Biosciences

The Centre for Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England brings together world class researchers working in the fields of biomedicine, bio-sensing technology, agri-food plant and environmental science.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

A unique, world class facility at the University of Bristol for practically-based understanding of anatomy for clinical practice, providing the highest standards of training and development for healthcare professionals.

University of Bristol

Centre for Appearance Research

Centre for Appearance Research

UWE's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) strives to make a real difference to the lives of the many hundreds of thousands of people with appearance-related concerns both in the UK and across the world.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cancer research at University of Bristol

Cancer research at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is working with Cancer Research UK on a number of projects, including a five year programme to reduce the burden of cancer, and the colorectal tumour biology group which looks at cell survival mechanisms and chemoprevention.

University of Bristol

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Research at UWE has led to a process of measuring fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis which has been adopted internationally in clinical trials, and informed interventions that have improved quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science in Bristol comprises more than 230 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Bristol and NHS trusts, working to translate basic scientific research into novel clinical practice, improving patient outcome and care.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR CLAHRC West works with its partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol's research in 2014-15

Bristol's research in 2014-15

In 2014-15, both universities performed strongly in health subjects in the Research Excellence Framework. The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West and a new synthetic biology research centre, BrisSynBio, launched.

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths in the UK have fallen by 80 per cent following groundbreaking research by Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology and his team at the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol

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