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  1. Vitro fertilisation

    Controversial 'three-parent baby' technology could pose health risks to males

    Newly proposed controversial IVF treatment, which avoids the risk of passing on inherited defects, could have health dangers, especially for males, according to a team of scientists led by the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  2. Students Union

    Sheffield top for student satisfaction in Good University Guide

    The University of Sheffield has been ranked top in the region for student satisfaction in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements
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    Scientists find life coming to Earth from space

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield believe they have found life arriving to Earth from space after sending a balloon to the stratosphere.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
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    Rested elephants make more babies

    Baby elephants have a greater chance of survival if they are born at certain times of the year, according to experts from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science, International and Research
  5. Items from the Orwin collection

    Traditional heritage collections will be available to all

    The University of Sheffield has completed its project to relocate collections from the former Traditional Heritage Museum on Ecclesall Road, which closed in 2011, to new places where they will be accessible to the public.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Community
  6. Social scientists honoured by academy

    Three social scientists from the University of Sheffield have been honoured with the title of ‘Academician’ by The Academy of Social Sciences.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Social science
  7. Obsidian

    New 10 second sourcing technology set to transform archaeology

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of sourcing obsidian artefacts that takes only 10 seconds – dozens of times faster than the current methods – with a handheld instrument that can be used at archaeological excavations. 

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Research
  8. Human stem cell-derived otic neurons repopulating the cochlea of deaf gerbils.

    New hub forms part of 'industrial revolution' in regenerative medicine

    Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield, Loughborough and Cambridge are set to lead a new £4.5m hub aimed at translating lab discoveries into regenerative treatment to help sufferers of Parkinson’s disease and deafness.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
  9. Young apprentice

    Leading the way for staff and future entrepreneurs

    The University of Sheffield’s position as an international centre of excellence, ambition and enterprise was strengthened today by the announcement that it has been shortlisted for two prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) awards – Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Engineering
  10. Train station

    Public views sought on railway station security

    A European research project involving the University of Sheffield is giving public transport users the chance to inform new guidelines to help make our stations more secure. The SecureStation project is looking at how to reduce the risks of general crime, fire, and the extreme of a terrorist attack, and is asking the public’s views on different security measures.

    Categorised under: Engineering and Research
  11. The Mobile University

    Double decker takes university on tour

     Following the massive success of last year's Festival of the Mind (set to return in September 2014) the University of Sheffield is once again bringing research to the public with ‘The Mobile University'.

    Categorised under: Community and Research
  12. Brain scan

    Ground breaking research identifies promising drugs for treating Parkinson's

    New drugs which may have the potential to stop faulty brain cells dying and slow down the progression of Parkinson's, have been identified by scientists in a pioneering study which is the first of its kind.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  13. Students on campus

    University of Sheffield celebrates successful year for admissions

    Hundreds of the brightest national and international students will be studying at the University of Sheffield after a hugely successful year for admissions.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Students and alumni
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    Personalised learning sets Sheffield MOOCs in a league of their own

    A unique 'personalised' approach to digital learning has proved to be the key to success for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Community and Medicine, dentistry and health
  15. Vanessa Toulmin and Anthony Bennett

    Explore extraordinary Sheffield Showman sculptor’s life and work

    Exhibits and ephemera from 30 years of Sheffield sculptor Anthony Bennett are set to be displayed at the University of Sheffield’s Western Bank Library from 12 September to 20 December 2013. 

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Events