New Dean for School of Clinical Dentistry

Professor Chris Deery

The Faculty is delighted to welcome Professor Chris Deery as the new Dean of School of Clinical Dentistry. Chris takes over from Professor Paul Speight who completed an eight-year term of office. The School of Clinical Dentistry is one of the strongest dental schools in the UK and Chris hopes to lead it to even…

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Soak A Scientist for MND Awareness

  Following the motto “EveryAugustUntilACure”, SITraN PhD students Jodie Stephenson and Alejandro Lorente Pons organised a revival of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). For a small donation towards MND research, visitors to Endcliffe Park in Sheffield had a chance to drench the scientists…

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Disappointing results for diaphragm pacing in motor neuron disease (MND)

The first randomised controlled multi-centre clinical trial led by researchers from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) to assess the risks and benefits of diaphragm pacing, a promising intervention to alleviate breathing difficulties for people with motor neuron disease (MND), has revealed the intervention is not generally beneficial to patients. The diaphragm pacing device was…

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