Bristol Neuroscience Festival 201626 April 2016The Bristol Neuroscience Festival took place on 18th and 19th March 2016, to coincide with Brain Awareness Week. Celebrating all things 'Neuroscience', the event offered visitors a fantastic timetable of short talks, hands-on activities and an art exhibition.
New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens more sites across the South West18 January 2016People with Alzheimer’s disease are helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial but with new sites recently opened in the South West more people are being asked to take part in the study led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust.
£4.6M boost for future biomedical research leaders2 December 2015The future of biomedical research in the UK will receive a vital boost thanks to a new collaborative PhD training programme worth £4.6 million. Largely funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the new award to the GW4 Alliance – comprising the University of Bristol, University of Bath, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter – will fund more than 50 postgraduate research students over the next three years.
Bristol Brain Centre opens at Southmead Hospital27 November 2015The new Bristol Brain Centre, which brings together expertise from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol, opened at Southmead Hospital on November 25. The centre is the first of its kind in the country to bring together research teams in the areas of multiple sclerosis, dementia and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s.