Scientists identify novel protrusions in blood vessels of the brain which may allow new insight into mechanisms of stroke

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans. The previously undescribed large structures are spherical and so have been termed kugeln (German for sphere) by the Sheffield team, who discovered them in collaboration with…

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REMINDER: Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease Seminar – Thursday 27th September 2018

Title:  “Fishing for clues into the causes of osteoarthritis” Speaker:  Dr Chrissy Hammond, University of Bristol. Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor Medical School. Time:  12noon – 1:00pm Abstract: The painful, degenerative, joint condition osteoarthritis affects millions of people in the UK and worldwide. While we know that genes, loading and environmental factors play a role…

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PhD Student Demonstrates her Skills and Collects Two Awards in the Process

Second year PhD student, Karishma Chhabria from the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, has recently been awarded two prizes for demonstrating her research skills. Karishma’s first prize was awarded for the ‘Best one-minute poster pitch’ in the Neuroimaging session at the Sheffield Neuroscience conference, 2017. The Sheffield neuroscience meeting was a one day…

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JG Graves Fellowships Awarded by the Medical School

Congratulations to Dr Ryan MacDonald and Dr Roger Thompson who have each been awarded a JG Graves Medical Research Fellowship by the Medical School to support their research in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease. Dr Ryan MacDonald’s fellowship is entitled “Glial-Glial Interactions in Development and Disease”. Glial cells are a major component…

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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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