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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

Cancer patients in Sheffield are set to benefit from the latest innovations in treatment and care due to a multi-million pound research programme from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Posted: February 15, 2017, 1:35 pm

 A new study has highlighted the sexual health of people over 50 should not be overlooked by health care professionals in order to help maintain wellbeing in old age.

Posted: February 14, 2017, 1:01 pm

People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.

Posted: February 6, 2017, 11:08 am

The NHS could potentially be wasting money on e-therapies that have not been properly evaluated, says a new study by the University of Sheffield.

Posted: February 2, 2017, 2:41 pm

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sheffield, are investigating what drives unhealthy dietary changes in order to prevent diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Posted: January 30, 2017, 5:02 pm

A ground breaking prototype ‘miniature’ MRI scanner for babies has been installed at The Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital in Sheffield.

Posted: January 23, 2017, 4:41 pm

More than 200 scientists have signed up to a tissue-sharing database designed to reduce the number of animals needed for biomedical research.

Posted: January 18, 2017, 2:31 pm

The University of Sheffield Medical School has been breaking ground in the area of technology-driven student assessment.

Posted: December 19, 2016, 4:24 pm