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Significant gaps and inequalities in the provision of specialist child weight management services in England, study finds

  • 30 November 2022
Over three quarters of acute NHS trusts in England (77%) do not have a child weight management service, despite being responsible for providing specialist services for the most severely obese, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol and funded by the National Institute for Health…

Seven Bristol BRC researchers recognised as Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate

  • 23 November 2022
Seven researchers working for Bristol’s BRC and the University of Bristol have appeared on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list. The list recognises influential researchers worldwide, who have published multiple, highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers list is published each year by…

Reaching for high-carb foods may not be instinctive when blood glucose is low

  • 22 November 2022
It is possible that choosing high-carbohydrate foods during an episode of low blood glucose isn’t something that humans are able to ‘instinctively do’. A recently published study by researchers from the Bristol BRC and the University of Bristol suggests that young people who experienced an insulin-induced episode…

Eliminating ‘innovation’?

  • 16 November 2022
Words matter. Different words convey different kinds of meaning. Meaning can vary, depending on context, and so our choice of words matters. For example, you would not describe a person as lazy simply because they were dozing on a chair. The word ‘lazy’ implies a judgement. In choosing to call…

How medical photography can lead you to research

  • 15 November 2022
Anni King has been a Senior Research Associate in Medical Imaging at the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research since 2017. She began her career as a medical photographer. Here she reflects on how her background in medical imaging ultimately led her to a career in research and how her role…

Fortune Favours the Brave: animation captures the experiences of adolescents with congenital heart disease

  • 7 November 2022
A continent-spanning, NIHR Bristol BRC-funded collaboration between scientists and artists has created Fortune Favours the Brave, an animation that captures the experiences of adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD). Hand-drawn images were combined with a classical score to create a unique interpretation of what life with CHD is like. The…

Study participants prefer flexibility when it comes to maintaining weight loss

  • 27 October 2022
Strategies that feel flexible, ‘normal’ and intuitive are preferred when it comes to maintaining weight loss, a new study by Bristol BRC researchers suggests.  Maintaining weight loss can be difficult and ultimately it can sometimes also be unsuccessful. This is because our…

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre funded for another five years

  • 14 October 2022
The National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has been awarded nearly £12m of new funding for the next five years. The funding has been awarded to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust by the NIHR, with the University of Bristol…

Patients may benefit from personalised follow-up after knee replacement surgery

  • 12 October 2022
People struggling with ongoing pain after knee replacement surgery might benefit from personalised follow-up. Researchers supported by the Bristol BRC and a Programme Grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) conducted a five-year project to see if a more personalised follow-up approach could…