Gemma Arblaster receives NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

Gemma Arblaster a member of staff in the Academic Unit of Opthalmology and Orthoptics, Department of Oncology and Metabolism, has been awarded an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship.  Gemma is undertaking a feasibility study ‘measuring the effects of eye alignment surgery’ together with orthoptic clinical practice at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and clinical…

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REMINDER: Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease Seminar – Thursday 20th July 2017

Title: “Dysregulated Endothelial Signals in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension” Speaker: Professor Hyung J. Chun, Yale School of Medicinyomama. Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor Medical School. Abstract: The research program of the Chun Lab at Yale University focuses on dysregulated endothelial signalling that contribute to vascular disease processes such as pulmonary arterial…

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MRI method detects progression of lung disease in children with Cystic Fibrosis before normal clinic

Researchers from POLARIS and clinical colleagues from Sheffield Children’s Hospital have shown that using a technique called ‘hyperpolarised gas MRI’, it is possible to measure the progression of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), before the normal clinical tests can detect this progression. Hyperpolarised gas MRI requires the participant to breathe in a…

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A new study identifies genes involved in white blood cell biology

An MRC funded project led by researchers in Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease has culminated in a publication in the journal, Blood, which identifies genes that regulate leukocyte production and function. Neutrophils, our most abundant leukocyte, are critical in fighting infection and responding to inflammation. Defects in neutrophil production and function can lead to devastating…

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