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First in human study to assess knee cartilage repair implant launches at Southmead Hospital

  • 13 July 2022
A new first in human study to assess the safety and performance of FibroFix Cartilage P™ (FibroFix™), an innovative implant that repairs knee cartilage, is starting at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The FFLEX clinical trial has been awarded nearly £1.2m by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and…

Knee replacement surgery decreased after NHS policies on patient’s weight were introduced, worsening health inequalities, study finds

  • 30 June 2022
New research has found that weight/body mass index (BMI) policies introduced by NHS commissioning groups in England are associated with a decrease in knee replacement surgery and may be contributing to health inequalities. With one in ten people likely to need a knee replacement, many thousands of patients are directly…

Building community leadership in health research with under-served communities

  • 21 June 2022
A new project to build community leadership among communities that are often under-represented in health research has been given a £10k boost. The community Health Ambassador programme is led by public involvement network People in Health West of England (PHWE). It has been awarded funding by the…

Hard Evidence goes on tour and secures evaluation funding

  • 16 June 2022
Hard Evidence, a performance piece about two women affected by domestic abuse, their journey of mutual support, newfound confidence, and the empowering effect of public involvement in research is going on tour in Bristol. It has also secured evaluation funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol…

What do patients want to know about new surgical procedures – a public consultation

  • 16 June 2022
What information do patients want to know about a new surgical procedure before undergoing it? The team at the Surgical Innovation theme at the National Institute of Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has launched a public consultation to find out. A recent…

Study shows people ‘right size’ portions of high-calorie foods

  • 13 June 2022
New research has revealed that humans moderate the size of energy-rich meals they consume, suggesting people are smarter eaters than previously thought. The findings, led by the University of Bristol, revisit the long-held belief that humans are insensitive…

Reviewing the evidence on low iodine diets for thyroid cancer patients undergoing radioiodine treatment

  • 6 June 2022
It is still unclear whether a low iodine diet improves treatment success rates for thyroid cancer, according to a systematic review of the evidence published in Clinical Endocrinology. Researchers from the Nutrition Theme of the National Institute of Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC)…

Celebrating the next generation of researchers

  • 30 May 2022
The editor of the Nutrition Reviews journal has selected an article written by Mengxuan Zou (known as Zoe Zou) to be the Editor’s Choice article of their June issue. The article entitled: The association between later eating rhythm and adiposity in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis…

New animations report the views of young people using flash glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes

  • 25 May 2022
Two new animations report the views and experiences of young people (from 8 to 17 years old) using flash monitoring for type 1 diabetes. The FLASH (Glucose Monitoring for Young People with Diabetes) study aims to find out if a sensor worn on the skin of the upper arm…