Better Stents for the Future

Researchers in the Department of Cardiovascular Science believe carbon monoxide could reduce complications arising from stent insertions.  Every year, thousands of people in the UK receive a stent, or stents, to improve blood flow through a narrowed segment of a coronary artery called a stenosis. This stenosis is caused by a disease known as atherosclerosis. Stenting involves inserting a…

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Sheffield Researchers on the streets of San Francisco

Dr Ingrid Gomez (Post-doc) and Ben Ward (PhD student), from Dr Victoria Ridger’s Inflammatory Mechanisms research group, have recently returned from exhibiting poster presentations at the prestigious Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) meeting in San Francisco. Over 2,000 academics from institutions all over the world attended the event, providing great international exposure for the science…

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Rising star in cardiovascular research

Congratulations to Marwa Mahmoud (3rd year PhD student in the Department of Cardiovascular Science) who won the Young Investigator Prize at the 10th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease which was held in Rotterdam in April 2015. The symposium showcases a variety of interdisciplinary work and state of the art techniques…

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Blood Biobank

Hundreds of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients in Sheffield are taking part in a world-leading research programme aimed at bringing about new treatments for the disease.  The Pulmonary Hypertension Research Biobank is a growing store of blood products which are being analysed by scientists to better understand the basic biological workings underlying the development of PH….

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