Realising the medical potential of virtual reality

As a medical physicist, one of my aims is to apply new technology to address medical challenges. During my PhD I explored the use of virtual reality to examine complex data, and soon concluded that this is a potentially influential technology with many applications in medicine. One example is to benefit people with nystagmus. Nystagmus…

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BMedSci Success for IICD Sheffield University Students

Many students undertaking an undergraduate medicine degree take the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a research environment and this year is no exception. Congratulations to the BMedSci students who were recently hosted by the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease. The results of their hard work have recently been announced and there are…

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Sheffield Research Presented at American Heart Conferences

During the recent American Heart Association conference, Dr Wael Sumaya and Dr Rachel Orme presented two of Sheffield’s leading cardiology research projects. Dr Rachel Orme presented the results of the STEEL PCI study. This Study of Two rEgimens of ticagrELor compared to clopidogrel in patients undergoing elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention was the first study to…

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Sheffield Researchers Recognised by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Iain Wilkinson (Professor of MR Physics in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease) and Solomon Tesfaye (Consultant Physician, Diabetes Directorate, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) use Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to help understand involvement of the central nervous system in problems that people can suffer from when they have diabetes. Their…

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