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Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) have been awarded a $700,000 drug development grant to progress a potential targeted therapy for motor neurone disease (MND) into clinical trials.

Posted: September 22, 2020, 7:00 am

 New research from the University of Sheffield has revealed an urgent need to improve nutritional support for colorectal cancer patients.

Posted: September 21, 2020, 6:00 am

People with communication difficulties in South Yorkshire have continued to receive specialised care during the pandemic, thanks to staff and healthcare students at the University of Sheffield working hard to introduce innovative services alongside their NHS colleagues.

Posted: September 17, 2020, 1:09 pm

A new laboratory model that can be used to test treatments for preventing and curing eye infections caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses, while also reducing the number of animals used in medical research, has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield.

Posted: September 16, 2020, 9:20 am

New research conducted by the University of Sheffield into the incidence and experience of mesothelioma among UK armed forces has identified how care and support can be improved. 

Posted: September 16, 2020, 6:00 am

The coronavirus pandemic hit care homes hard now a team of researchers, including experts from the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research (CURE), aims to gain a clearer picture of how Covid-19 patients were managed in UK care homes as the pandemic unfolded. 

Posted: September 15, 2020, 2:48 pm

A new drug which could improve life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers, such as pancreatic cancer and relapsed breast cancer, has been invented by scientists at the University of Sheffield. 

Posted: September 8, 2020, 3:52 pm

Scientists from the University of Sheffield join £6.5 million UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) to understand immune responses to the virus that causes Covid-19,SARS-CoV-2 

Posted: August 28, 2020, 6:00 am

A scientist from the University of Sheffield who pioneered the first licenced therapy for children with a chronic hormone deficiency has been honoured with a prestigious international award. 

Posted: August 25, 2020, 4:13 pm

 The risk of atypical femur fractures increases with prolonged use of bisphosphonates, drugs commonly used to treat osteoporosis, according to a new study.

Posted: August 24, 2020, 11:04 am

 Researches from the University of Sheffield are now looking to recruit healthy volunteers aged 56-70 and over 70 years of age in major trial

Posted: August 18, 2020, 4:02 pm

A new online system, developed by the University of Sheffield, which enables healthcare professionals to remotely monitor and support patients who have motor neurone disease (MND) during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been fast-tracked for use by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Posted: August 11, 2020, 2:21 pm

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help to diagnose Alzheimer’s faster and improve patient prognosis, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed. 

Posted: July 28, 2020, 11:40 am

A research project which aims to increase the number of successful applications for healthcare degrees, has launched at the University of Sheffield.

Posted: July 27, 2020, 11:50 am

Northern health data experts, including researchers from the University of Sheffield, have called on the government to invest in local data sharing to help recover from Covid-19 and prepare for future pandemics.

Posted: July 24, 2020, 11:01 am

 An international team of scientists has developed a novel genetic measure that could dramatically improve how doctors assess the risk of sustaining a fracture due to osteoporosis or fragility

Posted: July 21, 2020, 9:36 am

Over 5000 people have been helped to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with joint replacement surgery since the launch of an innovative online aid, JointCalc, nine months ago.

Posted: July 20, 2020, 8:47 am

A major interdisciplinary study has brought together teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians from across the University of Sheffield to find a way to manufacture SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) proteins en masse to set up over 2000 antibody tests.

Posted: July 15, 2020, 2:59 pm

The University of Sheffield with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only site in the UK to have participated in an, international clinical trial for an investigational drug in people with a form of motor neurone disease (MND)

Posted: July 10, 2020, 2:19 pm

A major UK study involving researchers from the University of Sheffield into the long-term health impacts of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched.

Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:34 am