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  • Exploring the cause of childhood brain tumour

    Biomedical Science and Centre for Membrane Interactions and Dynamics member, Dr Andrew Furley, will investigate the cause of the most common form of childhood brain tumour following a £200,000 award from Yorkshire Cancer Research

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  • Fruit flies expand understanding of how brains work

    Biomedical Science member Dr Mikko Juusola has gained a new insight into how our brains work after studying the inner workings of fruit fly equivalents.

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  • British Science Festival 2011: BMS student review

    The British Science Festival 2011 took place in the historic city of Bradford from Saturday 10 September - Thursday 15 September. BMS undergraduate Natalie Shek was at the event.

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  • BMS student graduates against the odds thanks to pioneering epilepsy treatment

    Biomedical Science student Thomas Wainwright graduated with a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Sheffield today, thanks to pioneering treatment and research from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University's School of Medicine.

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  • BMS Head of Department honoured by charity for the deaf

    BMS Head of Department, Professor Matthew Holley, has been honoured for tirelessly devoting his time and expertise to Action on Hearing Loss, the largest charity representing the nine million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK

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  • Researchers Find Their Nemo: Article published in Cell

    Work into zebrafish models of human disease, performed at the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics has received good coverage in a review article published in Cell this week.

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  • Researchers reveal function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness

    New research from Dr Walter Marcotti has revealed that a novel molecular mechanism that underlies deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96. The discovery could provide the basis for treating progressive hearing loss and deafness.

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  • Snap of fruit fly embryo wins scientific photo competition

    An eye-catching image of a fruit fly embryo, which was taken by Samantha Warrington, MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics member, has beaten-off stiff competition from hundreds of entries to win an award at a special photographic competition dedicated to biodiversity.

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  • BMS lecturer snaps up photographic triumph

    A scenic, snowy farm snap taken by a Biomedical Science member, Dr Penny Rashbass,  has beaten off stiff competition from over 65,000 entries to feature in a television programme's 2011 charity calendar.

  • EU funded study sheds light on stem cells

    A study, set to be presented at an International Symposium coordinated by the University of Sheffield, has shed new light on the properties of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), reporting evidence that they may not always be able to replace embryonic stem cells (ES cells) in some research and medical applications.

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  • Biomedical Science study sheds light on human embryonic stem cells' DNA changes

    A study on the genome of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) has brought scientists closer to identifying and avoiding the adverse DNA changes that naturally occur when these cells are multiplied in laboratory. The findings could help researchers to prevent deleterious changes in cultured hESCs - a factor that may hamper their future medical use - advancing towards more reliable applications of stem-cells-based regenerative treatments.

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  • SRSF: University opens £1million gene screening facility

    A state-of-the-art £1million facility, which will screen for fruit fly genes whose human counterparts are involved in diseases and breakthrough biological processes, is set to open at the University of Sheffield this week (Thursday 18 March 2010), making it only the second such facility in the world.

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  • Biomedical Science member wins vital research grant

    Professor Steve Winder has been awarded a grant of almost £25,000 by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign to carry out research into incurable neuromuscular conditions.

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  • Zebrafish play pivotal role in helping treat disease

    Tropical zebrafish have researchers by Dr Steve Renshaw has helped pave the way for the discovery of new anti-inflammatory drugs to treat illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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  • Major new lead for Parkinson's treatment

    A major lead for potential new treatments for Parkinson's has been discovered by Dr alex Whitworth at the Department of Biomedical Science.

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