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Hannah Takes Gold in Austria

A Bangor University Sports Scholarship recipient recently won a gold medal in the 12th International European Weightlifting Grand Prix Vienna, Austria.

Publication date: 28 May 2015

Signposts for improving cancer survival rates in Wales

The findings of a new in-depth study of cancer could pin-point ways to improve cancer survival rates in Wales.
The results of the latest International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) study revealed today in the BMJ Open is the first to show that GP’s readiness to investigate for cancer – either directly or by referral to secondary care – correlates with cancer survival. In addition, the survey reveals that GPs in the UK and within Wales, were less likely in an on line survey using examples of clinical cases, to refer or investigate patients with possible cancer symptoms when they first present, compared with the other countries in the study: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Publication date: 28 May 2015

Beer, Bread and Better Health

Soapbox Science Swansea 6.6.15

There is apparently a connection between, beer, bread and better health- and that connection is yeast.

Jessica Fletcher, a scientist from Bangor University, will be explaining to the public what that connection is in aSoapbox Science’ event at Swansea University on Saturday 6 June.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Paralysed patient makes natural movements using robotics and the power of thought

Originally published on The Conversation by Ken Valyear, Lecturer in cognitive neuroscience at the School of Psychology. Read the original articleErik Sorto, 34, has been paralysed from the neck down for the past 13 years. However, thanks to a ground-breaking clinical trial, he has been able to smoothly drink a bottle of beer using a robotic arm controlled with his mind. He is the first patient to have had a neural prosthetic device implanted in a region of the brain thought to control intentions. The technology created surprisingly natural movements and has the potential to work for multiple robotic limbs.

Publication date: 22 May 2015

Extreme athletes gain control through fear, and sometimes pay the price

Originally published on The Conversation by Tim Woodman, Professor and Head of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University, Lew Hardy, Emeritus Professor, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance at Bangor University and Matthew Barlow, Post-Doc Researcher in Sport Psychology at Bangor University. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 May 2015

Raising a glass to the holidays

Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. Previous surveys on alcohol consumption have not accounted for all the alcohol that is sold. Research, funded by Alcohol Research UK and published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, appears to have found many of these ‘missing units’.

Also published today, an article "England's missing booze: 12 million more bottles drunk per week than previously thought" has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Christine Griffin at University of Bath and Mark Bellis at Bangor University

Publication date: 22 May 2015

Student Led Teaching Awards 2015

The Student Led Teaching Awards returned bigger than ever for its 4th annual ceremony, along with the much anticipated Course Representative awards

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Beer, Bread and better health

There is apparently a connection between, beer, bread and better health- and that connection is yeast.

Jessica Fletcher, a scientist from Bangor University, will be explaining to the public what that connection is in a Soapbox Science’ event at Swansea University on Saturday 6 June.

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Conference Compares Social Care in a Bilingual Context

Two lecturers  at Bangor University, funded by the Coleg Cymraeg have travelled to Canada in May as part of a co-operative venture betwen the Coleg, Bangor University and Canada’s Consortium national de formation en santé to share information, develop a partnership and raise the profile of problems which exist when providing health and social care through the medium of Welsh.

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Will you vote for the Ugly Food Shop?

Did you buy some ‘Ugly Food’ at a ‘popup shop in Bangor recently? Did you think it was a great business idea?

Publication date: 19 May 2015

Care home supports student nurse education

A care home in Colwyn Bay is leading the way in helping to educate new nurses working along experienced staff providing professional excellence in looking after residents.

Publication date: 19 May 2015

Welsh students well-represented at Florence Nightingale Memorial Service

Six Bangor University students recently took part in a ceremonial service at Westminster Abbey.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Bangor helps to beat the bullies

Researchers in the Centre for Evidence-based Intervention (CEBEI), part of the School of Psychology, were the first in the UK to examine the effectiveness of the KiVa anti-bully programme that originated in Finland

Publication date: 15 May 2015

Two Excellence in Teaching Awards received by North Wales Clinical School

Two North Wales Clinical School tutors, Einir Mowll and Catrin Roberts, have been awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards from Cardiff University School of Medicine.  

Publication date: 12 May 2015

Bangor academic to speak at world's largest philosophy and music festival

David Healy of Bangor University’s College of Health and Behavioural Sciences will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May.

Publication date: 11 May 2015

Bangor University Students Demonstrating Excellent Employability

The annual Employability Celebration evening was held recently to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra- and co-curricular activities whilst at University.

Publication date: 8 May 2015

Prudent Health and Behaviour Change: How behaviour science can impact the NHS

The Wales Centre for Behaviour Change (WCBC) at Bangor University recently presented to NHS staff from across Wales on how behaviour science can impact the NHS, and promote the Prudent Health model something the WCBC has been involved in previously (see here and here)

Publication date: 5 May 2015

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