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Running for University of Sheffield because They do great work

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  • Event: Manchester 10K, 20 May 2012

University of Sheffield

We help fund students and staff to equip them in their quest for knowledge

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I'm running for SITraN who are doing incredible work at there lab in Sheffield.

SITraN the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience is a world class Research Institute based at the University of Sheffield, dedicated to advancing the understanding of the causes of motor neuron injury and translating this knowledge into curative therapies for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The establishment of SITraN in Sheffield offers the opportunity for a co-ordinated approach to the development and clinical trialling of new therapies based on rational targets of proven preclinical effectiveness for patients.

 

At the Institute we use technologies such as experimental modelling of disease, gene expression profiling and bioinformatics analysis, gene therapy, nanotechnology as well as stem cell biology to improve therapy delivery into the nervous system in order to significantly accelerate the pace of therapeutic development for neurodegenerative disorders. SITraN combines under one roof basic science and clinical research into motor neurone disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. This multidisciplinary approach provides a stimulating, vibrant education and training environment for both medical and neuroscience students from the UK and overseas.

 

Professor Pamela Shaw is the Director of SITraN which is located in a state of the art specially designed facility within the University of Sheffield campus opposite the Royal Hallmashire Hospital.

For further details please see the website www.sheffield.ac.uk/sitran

 

As you can see this is a truley remarkable organisation, one that challanges its self on a daily basis to make a difference to peoples lives. It also relys heavily on funding to continue the work they do, so please dig deep it really is a good cause

 

Thanks as I know money is not easy to come by for most at the moment x

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