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News Archive

12.11.2014Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES): SITraN team win place in London competition finals
A novel filtration system for removing organic pollutants from water saving millions of pounds per year on filtration costs has gained our innovative team of PhD students a pl… Read more
25.10.2014Alzheimer’s Research UK Yorkshire Research Network: Scientists gather at SITraN to pick each other’s brains on dementia
On the 24 October 2014, a community of scientists researching Alzheimer’s disease across Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, and York met at SITraN for a day of scientific networking.… Read more
24.10.2014New study: Loss of TDP-43 causes widespread RNA dysregulation in ALS
Adding to the growing evidence that altered mRNA processing is central to the pathogenesis of ALS, a new study by Robin Highley et al. at SITraN supports emerging data that TD… Read more
16.10.2014Motor neurone disease: New technologies boost quality of life
An innovative telehealth system and web resource developed with the help of patients and carers could revolutionise access to care and support for people with motor neurone di… Read more
15.10.2014New lead for potential Parkinson’s treatment: Effects of high-risk Parkinson’s mutation are reversible
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinso… Read more
13.10.2014Neuroscience Research Day Round-up
10 October 2014 saw a fantastic day of talks, poster sessions and networking of staff and students from the University of Sheffield Department of Neuroscience at The Edge in S… Read more
13.10.2014His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Al-Saud award for outstanding Saudi scholars at SITraN
Three of SITraN’s Saudi PhD students were nominated to receive the HRH Prince Mohammed Al-Saud award for Saudi scholars by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in the UK. The award … Read more
29.09.2014How does it feel to live with Motor Neurone Disease?
“At first we thought a few pills and things would sort it out. When we found out, we really couldn’t take it in.” This quote is part of a moving collection of artwork and writ… Read more
25.09.2014Alzheimer's Research UK Yorkshire Public Meeting
Tuesday 30 September 5-6.30pm at The Showroom, Sheffield Researchers in the Alzheimer's Research UK Yorkshire Research Network are hosting a free public meeting on 30 Septemb… Read more
19.09.2014Two Knights and a Dame - A spectacular Ice Bucket Challenge for MND
Sir Andrew Cash, Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and Professor Dame Pam… Read more
18.09.2014Sheffield Alzheimer’s experts receive over £250,000 charity funding boost
released by Alzheimer's Research UK 15/09/2014 In the run up to World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, two dementia researchers at the University of Sheffield are celebrating… Read more
02.09.2014SITraN’s epic ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge
The SITraN team have accepted @SchulichMedDent's  #ALSIceBucketChallenge in true team spirit with Dr Adrian Higginbottom as chief coordinator of rows of SITraN professors, res… Read more
11.08.2014Award for bright young scientist
Congratulations to SITraN PhD student Nimah Alsomali who has been awarded one of five biochemistry society sponsored places at the 14th FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF), whi… Read more
30.07.2014What dementia means for ethnic minorities in the UK
Baber Malik from the Translational Psychology Group is featured on the Alzheimer’s Research UK blog discussing his PhD project on the challenges faced by Black and Minority Et… Read more
25.07.2014“Art in the Science of Motor Neuron Disease Research”
Winners have been announced for the art competition organised by postgraduate researcher Cassy Ashman for the University of Sheffield’s “Festival of the Mind” from 18-28 Septe… Read more
23.07.2014Missed the MND Association's "blog-a-day" for MND awareness month?
In case you have missed any of our researchers' blogs during MND awareness month, here are the links from the MND Association Research Development Teams website where you will… Read more
11.07.2014One Step Closer to a Gene Therapy for Motor Neurone Disease
Therapy aims to silence the faulty SOD1 gene known to cause a specific form of MND Groundbreaking  research funded by £2.2 million Philanthropic donation The goal is to ge… Read more
10.07.2014Jennifer Dodd wins "MND Researchers bake off" for MND Association
A lovely message from Samantha Price, Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association: "Thank you so much for taking part in our first ‘MND research… Read more
03.07.2014SITraN at the 10th Annual UKCRF Conference
We are presenting an overview of our clinical research at the UK Clinical Research Facilities Network 10th Annual Conference in Sheffield on 3rd and 4th July 2014. Come and v… Read more
19.06.2014A challenge a day keeps dementia at bay
Latest research provides hard evidence on how brain functions can be regained through regular intensive brain stimulation.  “Doing your usual daily crossword will not do,” s… Read more