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    Working together to fight devastating neurodegenerative diseases

    Finding a cure for debilitating degenerative diseases, such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), is moving ever closer thanks to world-class research conducted at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) which has the potential to transform millions of lives across the world.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    War was central to Europe’s first civilisation - contrary to popular belief

    Research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the ancient civilisation of Crete, known as Minoan, had strong martial traditions, contradicting the commonly held view of Minoans as a peace-loving people.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities, International and Research
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    New treatment could combat deadly chemical agents

    An enzyme treatment which could neutralise the effects of lethal chemicals responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the world has been developed by experts at the University of Sheffield.

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    Paper maps out growth model with hard-hitting policies

    Hard-hitting practical policy suggestions make up a groundbreaking growth model of the British economy which has been created by a unique research centre at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    Planning how to manage a bad mood could help avoid failing your New Year’s Resolution

    Bad moods could cause us to quit our New Year’s resolutions according to research by the University of Sheffield on how negative moods and high levels of emotion can lead to risky and impulse behaviour.

    Categorised under: Science, Community and Research
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    New strategies needed to encourage male cancer survivors to consider future fertility

    New strategies are needed to encourage men who have banked sperm prior to cancer treatment to engage with ongoing fertility monitoring programmes, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found.

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    Scientists view the atomic structure of the crystal under the optical microscope

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield have analysed the microscopic structure of widely used crystal materials for the first time to reveal their detailed atomic properties.

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    Surfing 'Trojan-horses' stop tumour regrowth after chemotherapy or radiotherapy

    White blood cells which act as 'Trojan-horses' delivering a tumour-busting virus could stop the spread of cancer after therapy, researchers from the University of Sheffield have found.

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    More brothers could mean faster sperm and better fertility

    Men with more brothers than sisters may have faster swimming sperm and are more likely to have increased fertility according to new research carried out by experts from the University of Sheffield.

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    Research finds crisis in Syria has Mesopotamian precedent

    Research carried out at the University of Sheffield has revealed intriguing parallels between modern day and Bronze-Age Syria as the Mesopotamian region underwent urban decline, government collapse, and drought.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities, International and Research
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    Giving cancer patients hope for a brighter future

    Local MPs and MEPs have been given a unique insight into the ground-breaking discoveries at The CR-UK/YCR Sheffield Cancer Research Centre which are making a global impact on lifesaving cancer treatments.

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    Stem cell "sticky spots" recreated by scientists

    Randomly distributed sticky spots which are integral to the development of stem cells by maximising adhesion and acting as internal scaffolding have been artificially recreated by experts from the University of Sheffield for the first time.

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    Improving care for stroke patients in South Yorkshire

    Hospitals in South Yorkshire are being urged to treat stroke as a medical emergency at all times in order to improve patient care.

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    Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic ‘code’ for honey bee development

    Researchers from the UK and Australia have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.

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    Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine

    A system that uses ultrasound technology to look inside car engines could lead to more efficient engines – and huge fuel savings for motorists.

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