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  • Study calls for better support for adults born with cleft lip and palate


    New research has found adults need better support to enable them to cope with the challenges of being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.

    Many thousands of adults across the UK and the world are living with a cleft lip and/or palate, and yet many are unaware of the support that is available to them. Routine cleft care normally concludes around the age of 18 years. As a result, little is known about the longer-term outcomes of those living with cleft lip and/or palate.

  • Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease


    A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers from UWE Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Liverpool.

  • Ethics of routine treatment to pregnant women questioned


    Routine treatment given to pregnant women who have a RhD negative blood group is being questioned on ethical grounds in a recent report published in Biomedical Central.

    A group of researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust are calling for an ethical review in light of developments that enable clinicians to detect the blood group of the foetus which may be the same as that of the mother.

  • BBC News at Six broadcasts from Bristol Robotics Lab


    The BBC News at Six will be broadcast from the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), the largest multi-disciplinary Lab in the UK, tonight, Wednesday 12 March at 18:00.

    This BRL feature is the third of a three part series of pre-budget features - fronted by BBC News at Six anchor, George Alagiah and Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym.

  • UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access


    UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.

  • Exercise SG at UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport


    UWE Bristol has joined forces with South Gloucestershire Council and the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health | Partnership NHS Trust to organise 'Exercise SG' - a new weekly programme of group activities that promote positive mental health among students.

  • UWE Bristol student shortlisted for national midwifery award


    A UWE Bristol student has been shortlisted for one of the UK's top maternity prizes ahead of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards.

    Melanie Phelps hopes to visit the busy Bumi Sehat, a non-profit rural birthing centre, in Indonesia which promotes health education and gentle birthing using traditional and modern midwifery practices. Many women at risk of post-partum haemorrhage and pre eclampsia use the centre.

  • Study calls for better support for fathers of children with cleft lip or palate


    Research psychologist Nicola Stock says fathers need better support to enable them to deal with the challenges of having a child born with a cleft lip or palate. Her research shows that appropriate support is not yet available to fathers even though they play a key role in their child's development and family well-being.

    Nicola, whose paper on the experiences of fathers of children with cleft has just been published in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, is from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.

  • New research shows 'hung-over driving' as dangerous as driving under influence


    A hangover following a night of heavy drinking can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research by Associate Professor Chris Alford of the University of the West of England and Assistant Professor Joris Verster of Utrecht University.

    The complementary studies were presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 2013 Conference. They recommend that drivers should be warned that the effects of heavy drinking last longer than a measurable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and that hangover immunity is largely a myth.

  • Presentation of research findings on the way paramedics should manage a patient's airway during cardiac arrest


    Friday 29 November 13:30 to 16:45

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol

    Up to 60,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) every year. Unfortunately only 10% of these people survive, so improvements in treatment are needed urgently.

    Effective airway management and rescue breathing are essential for survival from OHCA, but the best way for paramedics to provide this is currently unknown. Now, high quality research in this area has been successfully completed for the first time.

  • State of the art 'ward' gives UWE Bristol healthcare students a head start


    Launch of Skills and Simulation Centre at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol, 3 October 2013

    See flickr gallery of images here

    A fantastic new Skills and Simulation Centre has opened for business at the University of the West of England Glenside Campus.

  • Pioneering public forum on Alzheimer's disease at UWE Bristol chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby


    BRACE Dementia debate UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre 3 October 2013 at 19:00

    Local Alzheimer's disease charity BRACE has convened a panel of experts who will lead a discussion about issues relating to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of the West of England on 3 October 2013.

  • Broken bones could be mended with robot-assisted surgery


    A robotic system that could help surgeons put joint fractures back together using a minimally invasive approach, will be the first robot-assisted system designed to deal with this problem.

    The system is being developed at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in collaboration with a leading orthopaedic surgeon, a company specialising in orthopaedic devices and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts. Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a collaboration between UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol.

  • UWE takes part in £9 million boost to healthcare and research in the West


    Health researchers in the West of England have been given a share of £124 million from the Government to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems.

    The money has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over five years to 13 pioneering research teams across the country. Researchers from UWE Bristol are part of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in the West. The team will work on innovative projects designed to address long term conditions and public health challenges.

  • New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind


    Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.

    SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.

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