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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SITraN Open Day – Friday 1 July 12:30 – 16:30

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) will be holding it’s annual open day on Friday 1 July 12:30 – 16:30. Come and find out more about our research into neurodegenerative diseases such as: Motor Neurone Disease Parkinson’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease You can also meet our scientists, watch demonstrations and take a tour through our laboratories….

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Real Brains and Crafty Neurons for Life Festival

SITraN (@neuroshef) opened its doors on Saturday 23rd April to aspiring young scientists and parents as part of the Life Festival. In total there were over 100 attendees. Families walked around several workstations and even took a tour of the histology lab where children (and parents) could look at real brain tissue down the microscope….

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Dementia Road Show Events in Yorkshire and Humber

Encouraging health care professionals to become involved in dementia research is the aim of a series of events organised by Division 4 staff of the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN). The Dementia Roadshow Events showcase the exciting dementia research that is taking place throughout the region. Inspired by the Prime Minister’s challenge on…

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