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Anti-cancer drugs could prevent the build-up of fatty plaques in blood vessels which cause heart attacks and strokes, a new study by the University of Sheffield has shown.

Posted: October 25, 2017, 10:25 am

Thousands of breast cancer patients at risk of developing aggressive secondary tumours could benefit from a potential new genetic test.

Posted: October 23, 2017, 3:02 pm

A leading scientist from the University of Sheffield is pioneering research into triple negative breast cancer to stop it returning and spreading to other parts of the body after chemotherapy.

Posted: October 13, 2017, 4:02 pm

Physician associates may be prevented from providing support to general practice at a time of staffing crisis due to a lack of awareness and understanding, a new study has found.

Posted: October 10, 2017, 6:00 am

Hard water damages our protective skin barrier and could contribute to the development of eczema, a new study has shown.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 8:28 am

A pioneering website on which Motor Neuron Disease (MND) patients across Yorkshire share their personal stories and the difficult care decisions they have faced has won a prestigious national award.

Posted: September 8, 2017, 12:11 pm

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, says health care and research are great examples of how our city and region can work together and show our commitment to being world-leading for the benefit of every one of our citizens.

Posted: September 7, 2017, 8:26 am

A bacteria that is a leading cause of death worldwide from hospital acquired infections following antibiotic treatment looks set to be brought down through its own sibling rivalry.

Posted: September 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

Research at the University of Sheffield has identified how the behaviour of an infection can be changed to prevent serious disease.

Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:48 pm

More needs to be done to identify and treat children with tuberculosis according to new research from the University of Sheffield which has revealed the death rate in under-fives for the first time.

Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:38 pm

Blood cancer sufferers could be treated with a simple arthritis drug, scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered.

Posted: August 3, 2017, 8:07 am

A pioneering drug discovered at the University of Sheffield with funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research could become available to patients diagnosed with a wide range of cancers.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:20 pm

Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield and York have discovered bacteria are able to “fine-tune” their resistance to antibiotics – raising the possibility that some superbugs may become resistant to drugs which they have never even been in contact with.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:30 am

Alcohol consumption will cause 63,000 deaths in England over the next five years – the equivalent of 35 deaths a day – according to a new report from the University of Sheffield Alcohol Research Group.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:35 am

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have helped to manufacture microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms, in order to store sensitive proteins – technology which could be used in pharmaceuticals to treat a range of debilitating illnesses.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:46 am

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

Posted: July 17, 2017, 2:30 pm

Scientists investigating the genetic causes and altered functioning of nerve cells in motor neurone disease (MND) have discovered a new mechanism that could lead to fresh treatment approaches for one of the most common forms of the disease.

Posted: July 14, 2017, 8:51 am

A new set of performance targets for the ambulance service announced by NHS England today (Thursday 13 July 2017) could allow the ambulance service to use their resources much more efficiently, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9:14 am

The University of Sheffield has raised £750,000 for its 'Sheffield Scanner' appeal to provide an MRI-PET facility for the Yorkshire region.

Posted: July 12, 2017, 8:28 am

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered a mechanism in the most common genetic cause of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) which could be used to help develop treatments for the disease.

Posted: July 7, 2017, 1:04 pm