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Ten minutes on children’s internet game enough to lower body satisfaction among young girls, study finds

Ten minutes on children’s internet game enough to lower body satisfaction among young girls, study finds

22 June 2016

Young girls reported heightened body dissatisfaction after playing a children’s internet game for just 10 minutes, a study has found. Primary school children expressed a more pronounced desire for a slimmer figure immediately after playing a free game wh...

Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema

Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema

20 June 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema. Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP), aims to recruit 1,300 babies.

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

15 June 2016

A timeline from April 2015 to March 2016 showcasing some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

Bristol research highlights in 2015-16

Bristol research highlights in 2015-16

15 June 2016

2015-16 saw the opening of the Bristol Brain Centre, bringing Bristol’s considerable strengths in neurological disorders together under one roof, and a new personalised assisted living facility at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. A Genomic Medicine Cen...

Radical approach for parents with learning disabilities developed with Bristol researchers

Radical approach for parents with learning disabilities developed with Bristol researchers

14 June 2016

Researchers from the University of Bristol have contributed to the development of a radical new approach to supporting parents with learning disabilities.

Bristol and Leeds collaboration reveals a new mechanism for protein secretion

Bristol and Leeds collaboration reveals a new mechanism for protein secretion

14 June 2016

A UK research team has discovered that a cell's protective layer acts like a turnstile, allowing proteins to be exported while preventing them from moving back in.

Researchers net £1.5m grant to boost understanding of drug resistant infections

Researchers net £1.5m grant to boost understanding of drug resistant infections

9 June 2016

A consortium of nine academics from the University of Bristol has been awarded £1.5 million to carry out research on antibiotic resistance (AMR) in animals and the risks it poses to humans.

From bench to bedside: new research centre to benefit humans, animals and the environment

From bench to bedside: new research centre to benefit humans, animals and the environment

9 June 2016

A new national centre, unique in the UK and Europe, that will take research out of the laboratory and closer to the bedside to ensure more patients worldwide can access ground-breaking treatments as quickly as possible has opened in Bristol.

Getting healthy, not just getting better

Getting healthy, not just getting better

8 June 2016

Gemma Self writes about how health care is funded - and how a future of health service providers being paid to keep people well might look. Gemma is Director at Reimagine Health, a small consultancy focused on redesigning incentives in healthcare to focu...

Latest events

Psychosis on Screen - In the Real

Psychosis on Screen - In the Real

27 June 2016

Psychosis on Screen is a season of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis. This screening is of 1997's Every Little Thing.

Psychosis on Screen - Psychosis Health Integration Team launch event

Psychosis on Screen - Psychosis Health Integration Team launch event

27 June 2016

As the culmination of the Psychosis on Screen season, the Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) will be holding its launch event, following the screening of local film In the Real.

Reducing drug-related harm in Bristol

Reducing drug-related harm in Bristol

1 July 2016

On 1 July 1987, Bristol Drugs Project launched one of the UK's pioneering needle exchanges. To mark this year's anniversary, Bristol Drugs Project is hosting this free conference exploring new and emerging research.

Children's Burns Research Network showcase

Children's Burns Research Network showcase

1 July 2016

A one day conference showcasing the latest research in paediatric burn care with a focus on continuing collaborations.

Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health

Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health

13 July 2016

Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University gives a public lecture on health inequality and economic growth.

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo

7 September 2016

NHS England's national event, showcasing innovation in health and care.

Study Days – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

Study Days – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

8 September 2016

A two day course run by the Bath Centre for Pain Services at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease in Bath.

The Deteriorating Patient – Handover to me, handover to you

The Deteriorating Patient – Handover to me, handover to you

15 September 2016

This event will focus on the National Early Warning Score at patient handover across their care pathway, aiming to learn and share from experiences across the region and to agree standards and methods of communication of NEWS between organisations, underp

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.

Healthy City Week

Healthy City Week

15 October 2016

Healthy City Week Bristol is returning for its second year, aiming to inspire the citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city.

CRPS Network UK conference: Clinical and scientific advances in complex regional pain syndrome

CRPS Network UK conference: Clinical and scientific advances in complex regional pain syndrome

10 November 2016

This two-day conference aims to deliver exciting updates in the scientific and clinical world of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Feel It Festival: Exploring pain and breath through performance

Feel It Festival: Exploring pain and breath through performance

17 November 2016

This Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath festival will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular

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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