Bone drug protects stem cells from ageing

Stem cells can be protected from the effects of ageing by a drug currently used to treat patients with osteoporosis, a breakthrough study has found. Scientists from the University of Sheffield discovered the drug zoledronate is able to extend the lifespan of mesenchymal stem cells by reducing DNA damage. DNA damage is one of the…

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Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank Award

Professor Angie Cox, Academic Unit of Molecular Oncology,  and her research group were awarded £410,000 from the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank to support collection of longitudinal blood samples (with matched tumour) from breast cancer patients until July 2018. These samples will allow researchers to monitor tumour markers over time in individual patients, and will…

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Faculty Lecture Series 2015-16

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health 2015-16 Faculty Lecture Series programme continues. All staff and students are warmly welcome to attend these events. SCHARR PEMBERTON LECTURE / Host: Professor Jon Nicholl Speaker: Professor Nyovani Madise, University of Southampton Date:  Friday 4th September 2015 Time:  5pm Venue: Student Union Auditorium Lecture title: TBC FORDHAM LECTURE…

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