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Risk of bias in evidence underpinning approval of new cancer drugs raises questions

  • 19 September 2019
Around half of trials that supported new cancer drug approvals in Europe between 2014 and 2016 were judged to be at high risk of bias, a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found. The research was led by the London School of Economics, with methodological…

Childhood obesity: what is the minimum change in BMI-SDS needed to reduce body fat?

  • 18 September 2019
Childhood obesity interventions that lead to children’s body mass index standard deviation scores (BMI-SDS) being reduced by at least 0.6 may be deemed successful in reducing body fat mass, NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre researchers have found in a review published in BMJ Open. BMI values, which are used…

Childhood obesity: what is the minimum change in BMI-SDS needed to reduce body fat?

  • 17 September 2019
Childhood obesity interventions that lead to children’s body mass index standard deviation scores (BMI-SDS) being reduced by at least 0.6 may be deemed successful in reducing body fat mass, Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) researchers have found in a review published in BMJ Open. BMI values, which are used…

Joint replacement research shortlisted for ONS Research Excellence Award

  • 17 September 2019
Joint replacement research from the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is one of only four projects shortlisted for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award 2019. The award recognises and celebrate outstanding innovative research carried out using ONS data, or data the ONS makes available on…

Three days at the NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp

  • 16 July 2019
Nancy McBride is an NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre doctoral student researching ways we can improve the prediction of pregnancy-related disorders such as gestational diabetes, hypertension and pre term birth. From 3-5 July 2019, I attended the NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire to learn…