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  1. Comment: Don’t stop toddlers running around museums – it could help them learn

    Abigail Hacket, Research Associate for the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield, discusses her research into the way children under three move around museums - and how zooming around is a good way for kids to learn.

    Categorised under: Comment and Teaching
  2. Comment: Hollywood’s slew of biblical films is no return from Exodus

    Dr Katie Edwards, Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, discusses why Bible epics are making a Hollywood comeback.

    Categorised under: Comment and Social science
  3. Dr Jim O'Neill

    World-renowned economist among University's honorary degree recipients

    One of the world’s most respected and influential economists, Dr Jim O'Neill, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Sheffield next week (Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 25 July 2014).

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, Arts and humanities, Events, Engineering, Medicine, dentistry and health, Students and alumni, Science and Social science
  4. Money

    Study examines impact of local authority budget cuts on election results

    Cuts to local authority budgets in England are disproportionately affecting councils in the North and those in the most deprived areas, according to a new report by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  5. SITraN

    Gene therapy that could cure motor neurone disease (ALS) moves one step closer

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have moved one step closer to a gene therapy that could silence the faulty SOD1 gene responsible for triggering a form of motor neurone disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Over 50 million children infected with tuberculosis

    A new study quantifying the global TB burden among children points to a huge undiagnosed reservoir of TB.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  7. Rat navigating a box.

    Rats purposefully use their whiskers in different ways to help navigate in the dark

    The way rats use their whiskers is more similar to how humans use their hands and fingers than previously thought, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  8. Galaxy.

    Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at 1 million kilometres per hour

    New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  9. Sociable weavers sat on a tree branch

    Sociable weavers show everybody needs good neighbours

    A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  10. The Krebs Cycle

    University celebrates Tour de France and Nobel Prize winning scientist with giant hillside artwork

    A field in Sheffield on the route of this year’s British leg of the Tour de France has been marked with a giant image of a cycle to celebrate the work of a Nobel Prize winning academic from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Events, Community and Students and alumni
  11. Postgraduate students at the University of Sheffield

    Postgraduate scholarship scheme massively over subscribed

    The largest postgraduate scholarship offer ever made in the UK has been massively over subscribed with five applicants for every place.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Students and alumni
  12. Map of UK cities

    City Growth Commission launches new report in Sheffield urging for greater independence for cities

    The RSA City Growth Commission will today (3 July 2014) launch its latest report at the University of Sheffield, urging for greater independence for cities in a bid to rebalance the UK economy.

    Categorised under: Events and Community
  13. New cancer suite

    Helping patients beat cancer with new research and treatment suite

    Cancer patients now have more opportunities to beat the disease thanks to the opening of a brand new research and treatment suite at Weston Park Hospital.

    Categorised under: Community and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    University of Sheffield welcomes Prime Minister’s review of the development of antibiotics

    As Prime Minister David Cameron today (2 July 2014) warns that the world could soon be 'cast back into the dark ages of medicine' the University of Sheffield is leading international work to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.