Can computer games improve the ability to study?8 January 2016Computer-based games can have a beneficial effect on learning, according to ground-breaking new research from the University of Bristol. The brain-imaging study shows that – contrary to popular belief - technological game-playing can involve brain activity that positively supports learning.
The research, with students at Bristol, is linked to a bigger classroom study which will involve 10,000 secondary school pupils across the UK – and for which participants are currently being recruited.
Study finds CBT offers long-term benefits for people with depression7 January 2016People with depression that has not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants benefit long-term from receiving a type of talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), given in addition to their usual treatment that includes antidepressant medication, a new study has found.
NHS reorganisation and workload pressures causing GP retention crisis7 January 2016NHS reorganisation, coupled with increased GP workload and reduced time for patient care, are combining to force many doctors to leave general practice early, according to a significant new study published today (Thursday 7 January 2016).
The findings, published in the British Journal of General Practice by researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Staffordshire, also highlight how nearly half (45.5 per cent) of all GPs leaving the profession in England between 2009-14 were under 50.
‘Superdeep’ diamonds provide new insight into earth’s carbon cycle7 January 2016Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered new insights into previously hidden parts of the earth’s carbon cycle.
The team found that carbon recycling extends into the deep mantle by plate subduction, but is still primarily constrained to upper mantle depths, above 700km. The researchers made the discovery that certain rare diamonds are formed when carbon that was sequestered from seawater into the Earth’s shifting tectonic plates reacts with the mantle after the plate is subducted – a process by which it moves under another tectonic plate and sinks into the mantle as the plates converge.
People face subconscious urges to over-eat at this time of year, study finds6 January 2016People have evolved to have subconscious urges to over-eat, and limited ability to avoid becoming obese, especially in winter, a study by the Universities of Bristol and Exeter has found.
There is not yet an evolutionary mechanism to help us overcome the lure of sweet, fatty and unhealthy food and avoid becoming overweight for understandable and sensible reasons, according to researchers.
Marathon man Richard runs 4092km in 20155 January 2016A Bristol man has run at least 5km everyday throughout 2015, fulfilling a personal challenge and raising over £2,500 for charity. Richard Harris, a Professor of Quantitative Social Geography at the University of Bristol, has not only completed the challenge but he’s averaged 11km a day thanks to completing a number of marathons and ultra-marathons.