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The University of Sheffield is set to lead the way in pioneering patient-led mesothelioma research after being specially selected to launch the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre - Sheffield (MURC-S). 

Posted: November 23, 2020, 6:00 am

 Ten years ago, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw’s vision of building a unique translational research centre, which would bring together world-leading scientists and clinicians to identify new ways to prevent and slow down debilitating neurodegenerative diseases like MND, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis, became a reality.

Posted: November 18, 2020, 2:00 pm

University of Sheffield researchers will work with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves, thanks to a £12.2 million funding boost. 

Posted: November 18, 2020, 8:00 am

 The University of Sheffield has been awarded £3.1million in funding for two major clinical trials to help improve the detection of bladder cancer and treatment of early stage prostate cancer.

Posted: November 18, 2020, 6:30 am

The University of Sheffield has today (Tuesday 10 November) pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions on campus by 2030 and across all activities by 2038, placing it among a small number of institutions that have committed to this level of transformational action in response to the climate emergency.

Posted: November 10, 2020, 8:29 am

Artificial intelligence can help doctors better predict the risk of patients developing oral cancer, new research from the University of Sheffield has revealed.

Posted: November 2, 2020, 7:00 am

In celebration of Care Leavers’ Week (26 October - 1 November), the University of Sheffield has announced it has become a signatory of the Government’s Care Leaver Covenant (CLC).

Posted: October 26, 2020, 9:24 am

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Manchester have been awarded £265,000 from the British Heart Foundation, to investigate the links between vascular dementia and heart disease, and test whether a drug currently used to treat arthritis could also be used as a treatment for vascular dementia.

Posted: October 16, 2020, 10:15 am

Four academics from the University of Sheffield have been recognised for their world class research that is at the forefront of innovation in the UK by a prestigious fellowship scheme.

Posted: October 15, 2020, 9:50 am

A medical student at the University of Sheffield has been awarded a Queen’s Birthday Honour for his outstanding services to volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Posted: October 10, 2020, 10:17 am

University of Sheffield Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Helen Rodd, has today (10 October 2020) been announced as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in Her Majesty The Queen’s belated Birthday Honours.

Posted: October 9, 2020, 9:30 pm

 A pioneering clinical trial will evaluate the use of ‘real time’ viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.

Posted: October 9, 2020, 3:16 pm

Researchers from the University of Sheffield are part of a UK wide collaboration that will enable local authorities to rapidly evaluate work aiming to improve health and tackle inequalities in their areas. 

Posted: September 25, 2020, 9:55 am

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have found that switching or boosting the energy source of matured cells in Parkinson's disease patients, could pave the way for new treatments. 

Posted: September 23, 2020, 9:00 am

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