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Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

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Issue 29, Autumn 2018

Musculoskeletal Ageing course a Top 50 MOOC of All Time

MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA)'s Massive Open Online Course "The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active Into Old Age" has been rated one of the "Top 50 Free Online Courses Of All Time" by learners in Class Central, the #1 MOOC search engine. The top 50 listing is based on reviews from Class Central …
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Atherosclerosis Research: Does perception match reality?

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have been studying the biological processes that lead to atherosclerosis for the last 20 years.  During this time they have built up a wealth of information using experimental models.  Recently, Dr Jessica Johnston and colleagues reviewed all the published articles in this area and her findings, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Research, indicate …
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Revolutionary research to help thousands losing their sight to ‘silent epidemic’

Pioneering research which will help thousands of people across the globe at risk of losing their sight to a ‘silent epidemic’ of eye infections has been launched at the University of Sheffield. A multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians from the University of Sheffield are working with colleagues at the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, to develop a …
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Tribbles Success in China for IICD Researchers

Left to right: Zabran Ilyas, Jessica Johnston, Graham Hughes, Ahmed Bukhari, Endre Kiss-Toth, Chiara Niespolo, Laura Martinez Campesino, Taewoo Kim. In early May, nine members of Professor Endre Kiss-Toth's research group made the long trip to Beijing to attend the second International Symposium on Tribbles and Diseases (ISTD) hosted by The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical …
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BMA Patient Information Awards 2018

Pictured with the Award (L-R) Gemma Arblaster, Anwen Coughlen, Helen Griffiths Lecturers from the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics are proud that the University of Sheffield Nystagmus Information Pack was ‘highly commended’ in the BMA Patient Information Awards 2018. Nystagmus is a clinical condition where the eyes continuously move, rather than stay still. Nystagmus can be congenital or acquired …
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Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Sheffield

Digital expert Dr Ceri Batchelder will be Entrepreneur in Residence in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health in the University of Sheffield and will work also across the Faculty of Engineering to boost the impact of digital technologies on the University of Sheffield’s research and student training, especially in relation to the Internet of Things. Ceri has long­standing links …
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Sheffield Researchers identify new protein to suppress kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is the seventh most common adulthood cancer in the UK with around 12,500 new cases each year. Cancer cells expand and form primary tumours which can relocate to other organs of the body to form secondary tumours or metastases. To understand how proteins contribute to the formation of kidney tumours, Dr Maria Fragiadaki and Dr Martin Zeidler in …
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As a medical physicist, one of my aims is to apply new technology to address medical challenges. During my PhD I explored the use of virtual reality to examine complex data, and soon concluded that this is a potentially influential technology with many applications in medicine. One example is to benefit people with nystagmus. Nystagmus is an eye movement disorder …
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Realising the medical potential of virtual reality

As a medical physicist, one of my aims is to apply new technology to address medical challenges. During my PhD I explored the use of virtual reality to examine complex data, and soon concluded that this is a potentially influential technology with many applications in medicine. One example is to benefit people with nystagmus. Nystagmus is an eye movement disorder …
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