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A discovery made at the University of Sheffield and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research has become the first treatment to be approved for secondary breast cancer patients with the BRCA gene mutation.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 11:37 am

Staff and alumni from the University of Sheffield have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year honours.

Posted: December 30, 2017, 9:21 am

A team of international researchers, led by the University of Sheffield, have measured the risk of developing or dying from the life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE), for people with predisposed heart conditions.

Posted: December 20, 2017, 12:20 pm

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:30 pm

Offering new mothers financial incentives may significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, new research from the University of Sheffield and the University of Dundee has found.

Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:09 pm

Thanks to generous donations from thousands of supporters, the University of Sheffield is more than halfway to reaching its £2 million target to bring the future of medical imaging to Yorkshire.

Posted: December 5, 2017, 9:00 am

Ambulances should not only be measured on how quickly they respond to calls, but the quality of care given to all patients, research from the University of Sheffield has highlighted. 

Posted: November 28, 2017, 4:27 pm

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