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News Archive

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
09.04.2015SITraN now on iTunes U
Are you interested in our research but have missed our last Open Day to hear presentations from our researchers? Now they are available to watch on Apple’s iTunes U which feat… Read more
19.03.2015Brain Awareness Week 16.-22. March 2015
SITraN researchers visit local schools with fun activities to teach about “Your amazing brain” Making model brain hats, exploring senses, reflexes and reaction times, looking… Read more
18.03.2015University of Sheffield lands top Harvard scientist
Professor Winston Hide has moved from Harvard to boost genomics research at the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), linking experts ac… Read more
25.02.2015“Join Dementia Research” – A new UK wide service to get people involved in dementia research
Anyone, with or without dementia, can register their interest in taking part in dementia research as a volunteer with the new initiative th… Read more
17.02.2015Launch of new MSc Translational Neuropathology (Neuroscience)
The Department of Neuroscience offers a new career path for science graduates or medical graduates considering intercalated degrees into translational neuropathology research.… Read more
15.02.2015University wins competitive bid for new MSc in Genomic Medicine
The interfaculty genomic medicine team led by Professor Winston Hide have won a competitive bid to provide the UK’s first dedicated masters course in genomic medicine for NHS … Read more
20.01.2015University of Sheffield awarded £1.3 million EPSRC Project
A multi-disciplinary research team led by Professor Alejandro Frangi, of CISTIB at the University of Sheffield and including Professor Annalena Venneri, Professsor Paul Ince a… Read more
15.01.2015Graduation 2015 - Congratulations to our students
Today, we welcomed our PhD and masters students with their families and friends to SITraN to celebrate their graduation. Hamad Alzahrani completed his PhD in the Translatio… Read more
07.01.2015Power of speech could improve dementia diagnosis
New research from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust found that only half of patients seen at neurology-led memory clinics at th… Read more
18.12.2014REF2014 results
We are very pleased about the outcome of the REF2014: Read more
25.11.2014Why RNA research is crucial to understanding MND
SITraN’s RNA research group led by Dr Guillaume Hautbergue have now published a comprehensive review in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology1 outlining their research strat… Read more
17.11.2014Congratulations to Dr Tom Jenkins for Vera Down award
Dr Thomas Jenkins, Specialty Registrar in Neurology, was awarded the Vera Down grant for his biomarker research investigating the potential of MR imaging to diagnose and track… Read more