A TWIST in the story of arterial disease

Pioneering BHF-funded research at the University of Sheffield has shed new light on the processes that cause the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries, a process that causes hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis) and can lead to angina, heart attack and stroke. The study led by Professor Paul Evans focussed on a gene called TWIST1 that…

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Best Poster Presentation at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicle Meeting

Congratulations to 2nd Year PhD student, Ben Ward (member of Dr. Ridger’s Group), who has recently won the prize for ‘Best Poster Presentation’ at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicle Meeting in Rotterdam. Ben is funded by the British Heart Foundation for the duration of his PhD. His poster, titled ‘Neutrophil derived microvesicles preferentially adhere…

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All About That Flow…No Pressure!

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Morris whose image showing different aspects of coronary artery physiology (pressure and flow) in a diseased coronary artery has been shortlisted for this year’s BHF Reflections of Research Prize. The four images show different aspects of coronary artery physiology (pressure and flow) in a diseased coronary artery. This image is generated…

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A Lightbulb Moment for the Vasculature

Congratulations to Dr. Rob Wilkinson whose image of the developing zebrafish blood brain barrier has been shortlisted for this year’s BHF Reflections of Research Prize. Rob says, “This image was taken with our new BHF-funded Lightsheet Fluorescent Microscope, which is an incredibly fast but gentle way to image cardiovascular development. The image shows blood vessels…

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