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News Archive

2015
27.11.2015Professor Dame Pamela Shaw elected AAAS Fellow 2015
In recognition for contributions to advancing neuroscience Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Founder and Director of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, has been… Read more
17.11.2015Crest Gold Award for SITraN Summer Student
SITraN Summer student Nemah Mabger, pictured, received the British Science Association's CREST Gold award (CREativity in Science and Technology) for her placement in the SITra… Read more
30.10.2015Professor Dame Pam Shaw is appointed to Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
We are delighted to announce the appointment of SITraN Director Professor Dame Pamela Shaw as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. P… Read more
20.10.2015Neuroscience Research Day 2015 - Highlights
From computational biology to new zebrafish and mouse models for Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis to structural neuroimaging studies in stroke and Alzh… Read more
15.10.2015Good neighbours turn bad: Helper cells in the brain could hold the clue to Motor Neuron Disease
A new study on motor neuron disease (MND) puts star-shaped helper cells in the brain, called astrocytes, in the spotlight. Researchers at the Sheffield Institute for Translati… Read more
29.09.2015SITraN researchers join £1.3 million research collaboration to tackle devastating childhood disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Scientists from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience have joined a £1.3 million research initiative to find effective treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy … Read more
23.09.2015Knowledge Exchange: The Sheffield Glia Symposium
More than 40 researchers from across departments of The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University met on 22 September at SITraN to exchange their knowledge on gl… Read more
10.08.2015Promising drug for Parkinson’s disease: Study supports fast track to clinical trials
A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease, scientists from the Un… Read more
08.08.2015Soak A Scientist for MND Awareness
Following the motto "EveryAugustUntilACure", SITraN PhD students Jodie Stephenson and Alejandro Lorente Pons organised a revival of last year's Ice Bucket Challenge for Moto… Read more
31.07.2015Disappointing results for diaphragm pacing in motor neuron disease (MND)
A pioneering trial investigating the safety and efficacy of diaphragm pacing used to alleviate breathing difficulties for people with motor neuron disease (MND), has revealed … Read more
21.07.2015SITraN Open Day 2015 - Highlights
On Friday 17th July 2015 SITraN opened its doors to the public for an afternoon of talks, tours and demonstrations. The yearly event gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at… Read more
03.07.2015Early Career Researcher Awards
SITraN researchers scooped two prizes at the faculty’s Early Career Prize awards as announced by Professor Chris Newman today on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry &… Read more
29.06.2015Build-up of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia
High levels of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found. Scientists from the world-leading Sheffield Institute … Read more
26.06.2015Ambitious research project trials promising new therapy for motor neurone disease
Researchers from the University of Sheffield‘s Institute for Translational Neuroscience are involved in an ambitious European research project aimed at finding a new treatment… Read more
25.06.2015Congratulations to Zahra Zahid: Winner of the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2015
First Year PhD Student Zahra Zahid who works in Professor Annalena Venneri’s Translational Neuropsychology Group has won a University of Sheffield Student Employee of the Year… Read more
03.06.2015It’s in your blood: Links found between blood type and risk of cognitive decline
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffield has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the nervous system and may cause a higher risk of de… Read more
02.06.2015Weight management is critical for survival in motor neuron disease
Researchers from around the UK, led by a team at the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), have found new evidence to support early nutr… Read more
27.05.2015Unravelling the mystery of the most common genetic cause of motor neuron disease
Researchers from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) have shed light on how mutations in a high risk gene specifically affect motor neurons. Scien… Read more
26.05.2015MND Study Day 2015
New developments in care and research: Implications for clinical practice The third MND Study day for healthcare professionals organised by the Sheffield MND Care and Researc… Read more
21.04.2015What faulty rail tracks have got to do with Parkinson’s disease
A new research project at SITraN looks at the potential benefits of drugs that rescue axonal transport defects in Parkinson’s disease. Following on from their promising rese… Read more