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NIHR Bristol BRC to benefit from internship programme to tackle underrepresentation of Black people in science

  • 20 April 2021
The National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC), a partnership between the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), will host intern Angel Obierozie this summer as part of the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) programme to…

Young people co-create COVID school study animation with researchers

  • 30 March 2021
As most pupils have now returned to school following lockdown, the COVID-19 school study, run by University of Bristol researchers, has also resumed fully. The study (also known as CoMMinS) aims to test thousands of pupils and staff for infection, in participating primary and secondary schools across Bristol. The…

Bristol researchers to collaborate on national study to understand long COVID

  • 25 February 2021
What is long COVID and how can diagnosis be improved? Using data from electronic health records at a national scale alongside information from thousands of participants in the UK’s population-based cohort studies, these and other questions will be tackled following an announcement on 18 February of a nationwide long COVID…

Genetic study of proteins is a breakthrough in drug development for complex diseases

  • 8 September 2020
An innovative genetic study of blood protein levels, led by researchers in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC-IEU) at the University of Bristol, has demonstrated how genetic data can be used to support drug target prioritisation by identifying the causal effects of proteins on diseases. Working in collaboration with…

Analysis of seven trials finds that corticosteroids reduce risk of death by 20 per cent in critically ill COVID-19 patients

  • 2 September 2020
Corticosteroids reduce the risk of death among critically ill COVID-19 patients by 20 per cent, an analysis of seven trials published today [2 September] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found. The results of three of the trials included in the meta-analysis are also published in…

Handgrip strength shown to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes

  • 2 September 2020
Findings demonstrate handgrip strength could be a cost-effective early screening tool A simple test such as the strength of your handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help healthcare professionals identify patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. In new research, scientists at the universities of…

Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success

  • 31 August 2020
A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings. The findings have shown that the outstanding hip implant survival results seen in one centre…

Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than 10 years, study shows

  • 27 August 2020
More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than 10 years, according to the largest study of its kind. The study led by the University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC), and published in The…

Understanding the deadly link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

  • 23 June 2020
Deborah Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol and the NIHR Bristol BRC, is co-leading a new research programme to find out which factors increase people’s risk of COVID-19 infection. This is one of six flagship research programmes, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the…