Media Releases

 A new understanding of immune cells could help scientists support our own immune system to fight infection without the need for antibiotics.

Posted: July 4, 2020, 6:00 am

Researchers have shown that a variation in the viral genome of Covid-19 improved its ability to infect human cells and helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world today.

Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:19 pm

People with nystagmus are being invited to contribute to medical research by sharing their experiences of accessing a patient information pack, designed to support people living with the little known and complex eye condition.

Posted: June 29, 2020, 1:27 pm

A type of drug already used to treat breast and ovarian cancer, called a PARP inhibitor, may be effective in treating children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a common childhood tumour with a low survival rate, a new study suggests.

Posted: June 25, 2020, 12:09 pm

A research collaboration has been awarded £1m in funding from SBRI Healthcare – an NHS England initiative – to test and develop a pain-free, non-invasive and instantaneous method to detect oral cancer.

Posted: June 16, 2020, 11:49 am

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures, new research led by the University of Sheffield has found.

Posted: June 11, 2020, 8:48 am

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are taking part in a major national research trial investigating how well a potential new vaccine could protect against COVID-19.

Posted: June 5, 2020, 2:00 pm

Speech and language therapy students studying at the University of Sheffield have been recognised for championing volunteering as a way to support the local community and achieve academically.

Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:09 pm

The University of Sheffield is inviting staff, students and members of the public to get involved in a Big 30 challenge to support research into Parkinson’s disease.

Posted: June 2, 2020, 9:45 am

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to host a live online event on COVID-19 research as part of International Clinical Trials Day.

Posted: May 21, 2020, 10:15 am

How can we all live healthier, longer lives? That is something on many people's minds at the moment and medical researchers at the University of Sheffield want to help you find out how.

Posted: May 20, 2020, 12:33 pm

Over 1,000 sequences of the coronavirus genome have now been produced as part of work done by scientists and clinicians from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Posted: May 15, 2020, 11:18 am

Academics from the University of Sheffield will help lead a new innovative health data analytics initiative in the North of England that will benefit patients across the UK and address some of the most challenging health issues facing patients and the NHS.

Posted: April 29, 2020, 12:17 pm

Sheffield has enrolled its first participant in a new national trial to assess whether clinically available drugs identified as potential treatments for coronavirus can help in reducing the risks of older people becoming seriously unwell and prevent the need for hospitalisation.

Posted: April 28, 2020, 12:38 pm

Students from the class of 2020 at the University of Sheffield’s Medical School have graduated as junior doctors months earlier than scheduled so they can join the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: April 28, 2020, 10:35 am

A new breakthrough in understanding the cause of rare childhood brain disorders has been made by researchers at the University of Sheffield.

Posted: April 27, 2020, 8:50 am

A new study published in The Lancet today (Thursday 23 April 2020) has found an alarming increase in cases of the deadly heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in England since 2009.

Posted: April 23, 2020, 10:30 pm

A donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made to NHS staff at the Northern General Hospital from the University of Sheffield.

Posted: April 23, 2020, 8:25 am

A new study which could improve how UK accident and emergency departments identify which coronavirus patients need to be admitted to hospital has been launched by researchers from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Posted: April 22, 2020, 9:46 am

Scientists and clinicians from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have joined a UK consortium to map how COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads and behaves.

Posted: March 24, 2020, 8:38 am