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News Archive

02.02.2016Getting 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 wide… Read more
27.01.2016Accelerating 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… Read more
20.01.2016Can 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, Di… Read more
19.01.2016Industrial Strength research: Old drugs, new uses
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has led the way in finding new approaches to link up academic and industry researchers. Three years ago, in a pioneering deal with AstraZene… Read more
17.01.2016Celebrating our MSc and PhD graduates 2016
                    Professor Pam Shaw welcomes the families of our graduates to SITraN. On Friday 15 January 2016, SITraN and the Department of Neuroscience cele… Read more
10.01.2016Congratulations to Staff promotions and new appointments
With great pleasure, the Department of Neuroscience is able to announce three successes in the annual promotions round, effective from 1st January 2016, as well as two new app… Read more
21.12.201526th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Orlando, USA
A delegation from SITraN led by Director Professor Dame Pam Shaw presented their latest research on motor neuron disease (MND) at the 26th International Symposium on ALS/MND i… Read more
01.12.2015New Pilot Study: Vagus nerve stimulation in stroke recovery
SITraN scientists are planning the first ever trial of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in motor stroke recovery in collaboration with the Academic Department of Physiothe… Read more
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