Breakthroughs

Our multidisciplinary and ambitious research is helping to translate scientific discoveries in the laboratory into pioneering treatments for patients. Discover how our experts are finding answers to complex problems and changing the world for the better.
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Scientists awarded funding for pioneering dementia research

The new research projects will explore the processes behind Alzheimer’s and dementia which could lead to new approaches in how they are treated.

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A new treatment for Parkinson’s disease

A Sheffield academic has been awarded funding to develop a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease, that could potentially slow, or even stop its progression.

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The Goldilocks collar

Professor Chris McDermott and his team are transforming the lives of their patients by giving them some independence back – with the help of NASA technology.

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Repairing nerves with 3D printing

Our researchers are using a unique library of human tissue – and biocompatible 3D printed materials – to improve patient treatment and quality of life.

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MND discovery could lead to new treatments

Scientists have discovered a new gene variation that causes motor neurone disease (MND) in a novel biological pathway that until now hasn’t been linked with neurodegeneration.

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Scientists identify new pathway in MND

Our researchers have identified a new pathway that is disrupted in motor neurone disease, a discovery which could pave the way for new treatments.

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Dopamine-firing cells could reveal early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

A link between diminished input from dopamine-firing cells deep inside the brain and the ability to form new memories could be crucial in detecting the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Liver drug trialled in Parkinson’s patients

For the first time, a drug used to treat liver disease is being trialled in patients with Parkinson’s disease to assess its potential to slow down disease progression.

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