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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

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

Students, staff, and friends of the University of Sheffield completed a 50-mile walk in 24 hours – Friday 30 June-Saturday 1 July 2017 – to raise vital funds for the Sheffield Scanner appeal.

Posted: June 27, 2017, 1:41 pm

A leading scientist from the University of Sheffield is investigating a possible key to preventing breast cancer spreading to the bone.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 9:28 am

The Sheffield Scanner appeal, which aims to bring the most advanced medical imaging to Yorkshire has reached the £500,000 milestone.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 9:00 am

New research conducted by scientists at the University of Sheffield into a drug candidate which could help to delay the onset of motor neurone disease has shown encouraging early results.

Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:32 am

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without killing them - helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:04 pm

New research has unravelled the mystery of how mitochondria – the energy generators within cells – can withstand attacks on their DNA from rogue molecules.

Posted: April 28, 2017, 6:00 pm

One in 10 pubs closed in England between 2001 and 2013 while the numbers of supermarkets and convenience stores more than doubled, according to a new study by the University of Sheffield’s Alcohol Research Group (SARG).

Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:27 pm

A unique facility which will pioneer world-leading research in antimicrobial resistance will be launched at the University of Sheffield.

Posted: April 11, 2017, 2:08 pm

Insulin pumps do not take away the need for vital education on diabetes self-management and were no more effective than injections in helping adults with type 1 diabetes control their blood sugar levels, reports new NIHR-funded research.

Posted: March 31, 2017, 4:03 pm

A pioneering clinical trial led by scientists at the University of Sheffield will help bladder cancer patients who are faced with a life-changing decision during treatment.

Posted: March 16, 2017, 3:59 pm

The University of Sheffield and Parkinson’s UK have launched a new £1 million virtual biotech company in the next stage[1] of a pioneering research programme to create new drugs for Parkinson’s.

Posted: March 7, 2017, 10:46 am

A new ‘next generation’ device which could help doctors reliably predict the risk of preterm birth is to be developed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Posted: March 1, 2017, 12:27 pm

A new research project working with schools in South Yorkshire will investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas.

Posted: March 1, 2017, 10:14 am

The University of Sheffield has today (1 March 2017) launched an appeal to raise £2 million to bring the future of medical imaging to Yorkshire and transform research into a number of life-changing diseases.

Posted: March 1, 2017, 9:03 am

Doctors of tomorrow at the University of Sheffield are swapping their stethoscopes and white coats for wellies and boxing gloves, in a unique initiative helping to make a difference by becoming accountable for the communities that need their help the most.

Posted: February 15, 2017, 3:23 pm