Motor Neuron Disease Study Day 2016

All medical, health and social care professionals are invited to an educational motor neuron disease (MND) study day on  with MND specialists at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) on Thursday 14th April 2016. The study day will give an overview of future MND projects and interactive learning from MND case studies – for…

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Getting involved in dementia research

The new website of the South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group (SYDEM-RAG) is now up and running and provides a wealth of information on dementia research in the wider Sheffield area and how members of the public can get involved. It will serve as a platform to bring researchers and the public together to inform…

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Accelerating the development of treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., joins the long-standing collaboration between SITraN researcher Dr Andy Grierson and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF). The aim of the collaboration is to develop treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), the most common inherited disorder of the peripheral nervous system which affects close to 3 million people worldwide. Acetylon, a leader in the…

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Can you stop my multiple sclerosis?

The trial of a new multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment in Sheffield led by Professor Basil Sharrack, Director of the Sheffield MS Research Clinic, and Professor John Snowden, Director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the Department of Haematology, is showing promising results. BBC Panorama has reported about the pioneering crossover cancer treatment that has enabled…

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