SITraN Seminar: Monday 06 March 2017: 13:00 – 14:00 – Dr. Konstantinos Ampatzis, Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Title:        “Changing the operational range of the spinal locomotor network: Cholinergic input to MNs”                                  Speaker:  Dr. Konstantinos Ampatzis, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden     Venue:      Rooms B02/B03, SITraN, 385a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10…

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SITraN Seminar: Monday 30 January 2017: 13:00 – 14:00 – Dr Ivana Barbaric, Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology

Title:  “Genetic stability of human pluripotent stem cells and implications for regenerative medicine” Speaker: Dr Ivana Barbaric, Lecturer in Stem Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical   Science, The University of Sheffield Venue: Rooms B02/B03, SITraN, 385a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HQ Background Our research is focused on investigating the causes and consequences of genetic changes in…

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‘Neurocare November’

Always up for a challenge; when SITraN heard of the ‘Neurocare November’ annual fundraising event where they ask 100 corporate and community supporters to raise £100 they rose to the challenge. Getting their creative hats on, food and drink seemed to be a t the common theme and following a short discussion a ‘Wine tasting…

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New insight into the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel function of the C9orf72 protein which is linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) – giving a new insight into the most common genetic cause of the degenerative diseases. The pioneering study, conducted by researchers from the world-leading Sheffield Institute of Translational…

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