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Exploring dietitians’ views and practice on dietary pattern advice for adults managing type 2 diabetes

  • 24 November 2021
A new study from researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has provided much needed insight into the practices and views of dietitians in the UK. They hope it will inform and improve the current processes of support available for individuals with…

Bristol childhood obesity clinic forms blueprint for national NHS pilot

  • 16 November 2021
Children and young people with severe obesity will receive intensive support with a pilot of 15 new specialist NHS services based on a clinic in Bristol. The Care of Childhood Obesity (CoCO) clinic at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has been supporting children in the area since the early…

Assessing whether levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids alter risk of schizophrenia

  • 12 November 2021
Research funded by the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) aims to determine whether levels of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids affect risk of schizophrenia in some people. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that places a substantial burden on patients, their families,…

Assessing the prevalence of BRAFV600 mutations within common brain tumours and the use of BRAF inhibitors as treatment

  • 3 November 2021
New research funded by Cancer Research UK and National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has identified the feasibility for using BRAF inhibitors as targeted treatments particularly for five types of brain tumour, most common in young people. Overall mortality rates in patients with brain…

Hard Evidence: Raising awareness of domestic abuse and financial control

  • 3 November 2021
Next week (9 and 12 November) sees the premiere of a new theatre piece written by two women with experience of domestic abuse, supported by Ingrid Jones from acta community theatre in Bristol. The performance is a collaboration with researchers from the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical…

Your Path in Research staff profile: Alex Mitchell

  • 19 October 2021
Alex Mitchell is a Transition Fellow with the NIHR Bristol BRC’s Nutrition theme. Her fascinating career trajectory is documented here as part of Your Path in Research, the NIHR’s annual campaign to encourage clinical staff to think about a career in research. Alex says: “My ambition is to be a…

Dr Fiona Kinnear: Doctoral prize winner for the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2020/21

  • 13 October 2021
Fiona Kinnear, NIHR Bristol BRC Nutrition theme PhD student, has been awarded the prize for outstanding excellence in a doctoral dissertation for the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 2020/21. Fiona successfully defended her thesis at her viva in October 2020. Each year, the University’s Research Degrees Examination…

Prehabilitation to improve outcomes after major elective surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • 12 October 2021
Interventions such as eating foods that promote a strong immune system and exercises that strengthen the muscles we use to breathe, could help lower the risk of complications or death after surgery and aid faster recovery, a newly published NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) study has found. These types…

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people living with diabetes, in their ability to manage their condition

  • 27 September 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for people living with diabetes, causing ripple impacts for their carers, parents and partners. New research led by the University of Bristol has found coronavirus has had a significant negative impact on the ability of people living with diabetes to manage their condition,…