News: October 2019

Bangor University student crowned Junior British Hill Climb Champion 2019

First-year Sports Science student, Chris Mann, has been crowned the Junior British Hill Climb Champion 2019.

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Lab-grown mini brains: we can't dismiss the possibility that they could one day outsmart us

The cutting-edge method of growing clusters of cells that organise themselves into mini versions of human brains in the lab is gathering more and more attention. These “brain organoids”, made from stem cells, offer unparalleled insights into the human brain, which is notoriously difficult to study.

This article by Guillaume Thierry, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 October 2019

Wales could save billions of pounds a year through investing in a healthier workforce

A new report by the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME), Bangor University has brought together evidence of the economic arguments for investing in the health and wellbeing of the workforce in Wales.

Publication date: 17 October 2019

BIHMR research diversity on show at first ECR-led research support awards

On Thursday 3rd October 2019 the BIHMR Early and Continuing Researcher (ECR) network presented their inaugural ECR-led research support award at the BIHMR ECR conference, hosted by the School of Health Sciences. 

Publication date: 14 October 2019

Bangor University receives two Athena SWAN awards - first for Bangor Business School

Bangor University is delighted to announce that two recent Athena SWAN applications from the Bangor Business School and the School of Psychology have been successful. The Bangor Business School is the first School from the College of Arts, Humanities & Business to hold an award. The School of Psychology has held a Bronze award since 2016 and was successful in renewing this award. These awards recognise the University’s and Schools’ ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students.

Publication date: 10 October 2019

Funding Boost for Cancer Research in North Wales

This summer, Cancer Research Wales, has pledged almost £500,000 for a series of new cancer projects in North Wales, bringing the total money spent over the last 5 years for cancer research in the area to almost £3M. 

Publication date: 8 October 2019