Harnessing advances in neuroscience
Each year hundreds of millions of people die from over a thousand neurological disorders for which we have yet to find a cure. We are harnessing advances in neuroscience to improve the lives of patients and their families.
Discover and diagnose
We are unravelling the mysteries of the nervous system
Our research is providing a better understanding of the complexity of the nervous system. We unite scientists, clinicians and engineers to discover the causes of neurological conditions so that we can improve the lives of people with dementia, motor neurone disease, autism, Parkinson’s disease, sensory disorders, chronic pain and the after effects of stroke.
Patient model systems of neurodegenerative diseases
We are developing models of cells in the nervous system using patient skin cells and we are using these models to find new potential treatments.
New disease models
Study reveals link between neuropathic pain and ‘dark matter’ in cells
Our research could pave the way for new treatments for patients suffering with chronic nerve pain.
Chronic nerve pain discovery
Understand and transform
We are improving quality of life
Our research is informed by close collaboration with patient groups to pioneer new technologies and treatments. We are supporting patients to manage their symptoms and minimise disability. Researchers are developing tools that explain conditions and help patients make informed choices about their care.
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.
Repairing the trigeminal nerve
Patient and public involvement in research
We are making sure people living with neurodegenerative disorders have access to the information they need to make decisions about their care.
Translate and restore
We are advancing therapies
Our collaborations with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and the pharmaceutical industry ensure we can translate basic neuroscience research into experimental medicine studies. Our research investigates therapies tailored to individual patients for better results and uses computational modelling to improve diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a research partnership between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, dedicated to improving the treatment and care of people living with chronic neurological disorders.
NIHR collaboration facilities
Stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS)
We are pioneering a new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), involving stem cell transplantation from the patient's own bone marrow, that has had a life-changing impact on patients.
New MS therapy
Precision medicine for Parkinson's
By gaining a better understanding of Parkinson's disease, we are working towards potential neuroprotective treatments which could slow down the progression of the disease.