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.
Nerve cells
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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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Developing treatments for Parkinson's disease

The first clinical trial of the UDCA drug in Parkinson’s patients is currently being led by a team in Sheffield and aims to slow the progression of the disease.

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Pioneering stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS)

A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has had a life-changing impact on patients who have the relapsing-remitting form of the disease.

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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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Discovering a new starting point for Alzheimer’s disease

The discovery of a biomarker linked to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease could lead to a new way of screening the elderly population for early signs of the disease.

Neurons

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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