First Briton in space officially opens the Diamond

20 July 2017: University of Sheffield alumna and the first Briton to go into space, Dr Helen Sharman OBE, has officially opened the Diamond - the University’s newest world-class teaching and research facility.

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Alcohol to claim 63,000 lives over next five years, experts warn

24 July 2017: Alcohol consumption will cause 63,000 deaths in England over the next five years – the equivalent of 35 deaths a day – according to a new report from the University of Sheffield Alcohol Research Group.

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Motor neurone disease

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

17 July 2017: A new discovery by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with ageing.

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Comment: Climate change science is under attack, but Trump will not silence young researchers

Our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, discusses the reaction of scholars and students in America as the US president pulls out of the Paris Agreement.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield