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News Archive

10.07.2013University and STH sign MND charter
Members of the Sheffield MND Research Advisory Group (SMND RAG) based in SITraN in the Department of Neuroscience signed the STH NHS Trust and University of Sheffield up to th… Read more
26.06.2013Zebrafish study paves the way for new treatments for genetic disorder
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish – an animal capable … Read more
21.06.2013€18 million project funded through the European Union
A major European project, led by the University of Sheffield, will develop sophisticated image-based biophysical models of the human brain to enable early diagnosis of dementi… Read more
21.06.2013Parkinson’s UK prestigious Senior Research Fellowship Award
A postdoctoral scientist from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is awarded a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship by Parkinson’s UK. Dr Heat… Read more
21.06.2013Dr James Hensman awarded MRC Biostatistics Fellowship
Dr James Hensman, who is a post-doc in SITraN and Computer Science, has been awarded an MRC fellowship in biostatistics to study mathematical aspects of RNA sequencing. James… Read more
31.05.2013ENCALs 2013 hosted by SITraN
More than 200 international scientists and clinicians who are working to find a cure for the devastating neurodegenerative condition Motor Neurone Disease (MND) recently gathe… Read more
30.05.2013World leading scientists join forces to fight devastating degenerative disease
More than 200 international scientists and clinicians who are fighting to find a cure for the devastating degenerative condition Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will gather in She… Read more
15.05.2013New BBSRC Research Grant Awarded to Dr Stephen Wharton and Dr Paul Heath in SITraN.
SITraN researchers Dr Stephen Wharton and Dr Paul Heath have been awarded £441,512 by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) for a research project … Read more
16.04.2013Ground breaking research into debilitating degenerative disease given generous boost
Pioneering Parkinson's disease research at the world-leading Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) has been given a major boost thanks to a generous dona… Read more
09.04.2013World-class Motor Neurone Disease researcher awarded senior investigator award
A world-class neurologist from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) leading the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has been awarded senior in… Read more
29.03.2013Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Film Screening – I am Breathing
The Sheffield MND Care centre staff worked with the Local South Yorkshire MND Association to host a screening of the film ‘I am Breathing’ at the Sheffield Institute for Trans… Read more
20.11.2012Working together to fight devastating neurodegenerative diseases
Giving hope for patients with a cruel disease Finding a cure for debilitating degenerative diseases, such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), is moving ever closer thanks to worl… Read more
10.10.2012SITraN's Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock gives comments on the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s (MNDA) DNA Bank.
Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock from SITraN was the Thumb Print (Magazine of  the Motor Neurone Disease Association) Autumn 2012 cover story describing the significance of a large i… Read more
26.07.2012University raises £4,000 to fight neurological conditions, with help from Elton John
The University of Sheffield has raised £4,000 for the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), an institution devoted to research into neurological disease… Read more
04.05.2012University receives prestigious award for raising £11 million in support for SITraN
UK education council CASE Europe praised philanthropy at the University of Sheffield which has raised more than £11 million in the last three years as part of the Government m… Read more
16.04.2012Sheffield clinician joins world bid to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease
Researchers from the University of Sheffield are taking part in the world's biggest ever in-depth study tracking people with Parkinson's in order to unlock further secrets abo… Read more
07.03.2012Professor acknowledged for pioneering work in gene therapy with prestigious EU award
Professor Mimoun Azzouz from the University of Sheffield has been presented with a €2.5m award from the European Research Council (ERC) for his groundbreaking work in gene the… Read more
08.02.2012Major trial gives hope to Motor Neurone Disease sufferers
Patients suffering from a devastating disease are being given fresh hope through an innovative trial being led by the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITra… Read more
02.12.2011New MSc Course in Clinical Neurology is launched at SITraN for the New Academic Year 2012-2013
The Department of Neuroscience and SITraN has launched its second MSc course in September 2012 to complement the MSc in Translational Neuroscience which ran successfully from … Read more
26.05.2011University developments recognised as Yorkshire's finest
Two University of Sheffield developments were honoured at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Pro-Yorkshire Awards 2011 last week (20 May 2011). The Sheffield I… Read more