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Frequent strenuous exercise increases the chance of developing MND in genetically at risk individuals

Scientists at the University of Sheffield believe the pioneering study represents a significant step towards unravelling the link between high levels of physical activity and the development of the neurodegenerative condition which affects approximately 5,000 people in the UK.

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​​​​​​​New gene therapy innovation centre to advance scientific discoveries into life-changing treatments

A pioneering gene therapy innovation centre at the University of Sheffield is set to advance scientific discoveries into promising treatment options for millions of patients with life-threatening diseases. 

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Sheffield scientists awarded £1.2 million to design Parkinson’s drug

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have been awarded £1.2 million to develop a drug to protect dopamine-producing brain cells and slow down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

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New study suggests genetic testing could be appropriate for all motor neuron disease (MND) patients whether or not they have a family history of the disease

Research from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) suggests that routine genetic testing may be appropriate for all MND patients and could impact disease subclassification and clinical care.

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SITraN: Ten Years of Impact

Officially unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in November 2010, the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is unlike any other in the world. We are taking a look back at a decade of advances in neuroscience whilst looking to the future of research in Sheffield.

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