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  • MRC awards £2.8 million in new partnership with University research centre

    The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics £2.8 million in a new partnership supporting research into the genetic basis of a wide range of human disorders, including atherosclerosis, chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • Indian student's dream becomes a reality at BMS

    Caezaan Keshvani, 17, from Mumbai, India, has secured a place to study Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, after winning a reality TV show in his home country. Caezaan beat off fierce competition in the Airtel Scholar Hunt: Destination UK to be offered the three-year undergraduate place at the University, a prize worth more than £55,000 in total.

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  • Scientists call for action on European stem cell legislation

    Leading stem cell scientists, including a number from the University of Sheffield, are today calling for action to remove political and legislative barriers that hinder collective research across Europe.

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  • Sheffield scientist champions stem cell discovery

    Scientists from around the world, headed by Professor Peter Andrews, co-director of the Centre for Stem Cell Biology, have shared their knowledge about human embryonic stem cell lines to accelerate the discovery of potential therapies.

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  • Staff and students raise money for cancer research

    A team of staff and students from the University of Sheffield's Department of Biomedical Science has helped raise money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in Sheffield's Race for Life event.

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  • Stem Cell scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

    A groundbreaking surgical therapy capable of stabilising and restoring vision in the vast majority of patients who currently suffer blindness through Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is to be taken to clinical trial within five years by scientists and clinicians at the Centre for Stem Cell Biology, UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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  • Indian TV show to offer University place

    The department of Biomedical Science is offering thousands of Indian students the opportunity to compete for one of its scholarships, in a new reality show about to hit TV screens across the sub-continent.

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  • Government report shows importance of Sheffield's stem cell researc

    A new government report into stem cell research in the UK has highlighted the Centre for Stem Cell Biology as one of the country's leading organisations producing stem cell patents.

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  • Centre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) in major collaboration to treat heart disease

    The University of Sheffield's Centre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) and the Cardiovascular Research Unit (CVRU) have joined forces with Axordia Ltd and Lombard Medical Technologies PLC to develop a next generation of treatment for coronary artery disease.

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  • Europe challenges USA in stem cell research

    A major research project linking the expertise of 20 leading organisations aims to keep Europe at the forefront of human embryonic stem cell research, thanks to a €12 million European grant. The ESTOOLS consortium, led by the Centre for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Sheffield in the UK, is a European Union 6th Framework Programme Integrated Project which will advance fundamental understanding and biomedical application of human embryonic stem cells, generating significant benefits in human healthcare.

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  • University scientists set to carry out pioneering heart research

    MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics member Dr Tim Chico is set to carry out pioneering research into heart disease after being awarded research grants by the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

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  • MRC Chief Executive opens new stem cell lab in Sheffield

    Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, was at the University of Sheffield today to officially open a new laboratory capable of producing embryonic stem lines that can be used in medical treatments. The opening of the leading-edge facility, which is part of the University's Centre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB), will mean a real step towards new treatments for degenerative and chronic conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease, and to repair tissues after accidents or cancer.

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  • Researchers give new insight into the human brain

    Researchers at the department of Biomedical Science have uncovered a novel chemical pathway in the brain that may be vital to our learning and memory processes, leading to a better understanding of disease states in the central nervous system.

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  • Three year investigation into childhood cancers launched

    Headed by Professor Peter Andrews, BMS member and CSCB director, and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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  • New lab for clinical grade stem cells is completed in Sheffield

    The Centre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) at the University of Sheffield is opening a new laboratory capable of producing embryonic stem cell lines that can be used in medical treatments. The facility represents a crucial step towards using these stem cells to treat degenerative and chronic conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease and to repair tissues after accidents or cancer.

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