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Major funding to develop slow-releasing antimicrobial agent for dentistry and medicine

Major funding to develop slow-releasing antimicrobial agent for dentistry and medicine

25 April 2016

A University of Bristol spin-out company working to advance the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection by developing a solution to improve the efficacy of chlorhexidine-based products has received major investment to progress the technology.

Mental health ‘first aid’ for teachers focus of new study by University of Bristol

Mental health ‘first aid’ for teachers focus of new study by University of Bristol

25 April 2016

Researchers from the University of Bristol have begun a trial to find out how well a training and support package for teachers works in recognising and combatting mental health problems.

CIPIC's 'Making it happen: injury prevention and care' conference roundup

CIPIC's 'Making it happen: injury prevention and care' conference roundup

22 April 2016

Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT), talks about the team's 2016 conference which took place on 17 March.

University of Bristol researchers help shape NHS England mental health service for GPs

University of Bristol researchers help shape NHS England mental health service for GPs

20 April 2016

Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Keele and University College London have fed back early research findings to help shape the development of a NHS England commissioned service for GPs with mental health problems.

IRIS domestic violence programme shortlisted for BMJ Awards

IRIS domestic violence programme shortlisted for BMJ Awards

15 April 2016

A domestic violence training and support programme developed by Professor Gene Feder and his colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care has been shortlisted for the BMJ Awards in the category Innovation into Practice.

Stress leads to longer, later bedwetting

Stress leads to longer, later bedwetting

12 April 2016

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have confirmed that high levels of family stress in early life can cause children to wet the bed for prolonged and persistent periods of time.

Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders

Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders

11 April 2016

A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to the theory of similarity, which suggests that it is easie...

Bristol researchers awarded funding to investigate Alzheimer's and high blood pressure

Bristol researchers awarded funding to investigate Alzheimer's and high blood pressure

11 April 2016

A team of researchers at the University of Bristol is embarking on a study to investigate the link between high blood pressure and dementia thanks to a £388,000 funding boost from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK.

New insights into how the brain adapts to stress

New insights into how the brain adapts to stress

11 April 2016

Stress is a major burden in many people’s lives affecting their health and wellbeing. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioural adaptation to stressful challenges are controlle...

Latest events

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol Walk Fest

3 May 2016

The UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, Bristol Walk Fest includes more than 170 walks and events.

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2016

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2016

4 May 2016

An independent patient safety and quality improvement (QI) conference, now in its third year, attracting delegates nationally.

Research without borders

Research without borders

9 May 2016

Hosted in the iconic At-Bristol Science Centre in the heart of the city, this exhibition celebrates the outstanding research being undertaken by University of Bristol doctoral students, and explores how this research can help to tackle 'Grand Challenge' i

Neighbourhoods, memory and dementia

Neighbourhoods, memory and dementia

10 May 2016

Neighbourhoods, memory and dementia: early soundings from a qualitative mixed methods study into the neighbourhood experiences of people living with dementia and their carers: a seminar by Dr Richard Ward.

An introduction to the cognitive-behavioural approach to the management of pain

An introduction to the cognitive-behavioural approach to the management of pain

14 May 2016

This two day course introduces the theory and evidence base for the CB approach. The biopsychosocial assessment of musculoskeletal pain is linked to individualised treatment planning and there is emphasis on practical skills development.

How can geographic variation in unplanned admissions be used to improve efficiency and inform commissioning priorities?

How can geographic variation in unplanned admissions be used to improve efficiency and inform commissioning priorities?

20 May 2016

In this talk, CLAHRC West's John Busby presents data on geographic variations in potentially preventable unplanned admissions, and explores how this might be used to set commissioning and research priorities.

The Bath Pain Forum at Bristol

The Bath Pain Forum at Bristol

24 May 2016

The Bath Pain Forum was launched in 2000 and these meetings have been well supported by clinicians in the local area. They invite world leaders in pain research to present their work and discuss developments.

Shared Reading for a Better Bristol

Shared Reading for a Better Bristol

25 May 2016

This half day event with Bristol City Council explores the possibilities of a new model of Shared Reading across the city. This will also be an opportunity to try Shared Reading first hand, hear directly from The Reader founder Dr Jane Davis MBE, alongsid

Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism

Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism

27 May 2016

Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

Focus on early diagnosis of dementia by magnetic resonance

Focus on early diagnosis of dementia by magnetic resonance

9 June 2016

This conference is for dementia researchers and healthcare professionals with an interest in early diagnosis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) public lecture

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) public lecture

9 June 2016

The Dementia Health Integration Team are hosting this public lecture from Professor Roy Jones, titled 'Improving diagosis and treatment of dementia: Can novel brain imaging help'.

2016 annual HIT conference and networking event

2016 annual HIT conference and networking event

17 June 2016

Health Integration Team (HIT) members have a unique opportunity to network with each other at the 2016 Bristol Health Partners HIT conference on 17 June 2016.

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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