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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Sheffield University Medic represented Great Britain at the European Sprint Triathlon Championships

Sheffield University medic Dr Tim Chico took part in the European Sprint Triathlon Championships in Düsseldorf, representing the Great Britain Age Group Team on Sunday 25th June 2017. Tim (Reader in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease) came 30th in his age group of 57 competing against triathletes from the…

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International acclaim for leading gluten expert

A leading gluten expert who is responsible for running the country’s foremost clinic for gluten and gut related problems has become the first person in the UK in an over a decade to win a highly sought after international prize in his field. Professor David Sanders, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust…

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