Over 1,000 sequences of the coronavirus genome have now been produced as part of work done by scientists and clinicians from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Size, safety and parenting all have an impact on how quickly a species of bird matures, according to new research from the University of Sheffield that could help scientists to understand and predict how animals will respond to climate breakdown and the destruction of habitats.
The University of Sheffield has partnered with Sheffield City Council to launch a new online platform to keep the city’s vibrant arts and cultural sector open during the coronavirus lockdown.
As the UK starts to ease its lockdown restrictions, researchers are developing new techniques that could enable wastewater to be used to locate new infection hotspots or to help track a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than half of young men aged 19-24 have breached the UK’s lockdown rules by meeting with a group of friends, according to a study showing they are far less compliant than other young people.
Six months after being hailed a ‘game changer’ for the North Wales economy, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Cymru is playing an essential role in an unfamiliar game, helping save lives as a production facility for thousands of vital medical ventilators.
A website created by engineers at the University of Sheffield has been made available to schools as a free resource for GCSE and A-Level physics students, allowing them to do virtual experiments and continue their learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity caused by intensive farming techniques increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a major public health risk, according to scientists at the University of Sheffield.
A virtual singing group, which is providing thousands of older people from across the UK with a vital sense of community and friendship during the coronavirus lockdown, has been launched by a folk star from the University of Sheffield.
Scientists at the Institute for Sustainable Food have called for labelling to warn the public about levels of arsenic in rice, after their research found half of rice varieties studied exceeded maximum limits on the deadly toxin.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have produced the first high-resolution images of the structure of the cell wall of bacteria, in a study that could further understanding of antimicrobial resistance.
Academics from the University of Sheffield will help lead a new innovative health data analytics initiative in the North of England that will benefit patients across the UK and address some of the most challenging health issues facing patients and the NHS.
Sheffield has enrolled its first participant in a new national trial to assess whether clinically available drugs identified as potential treatments for coronavirus can help in reducing the risks of older people becoming seriously unwell and prevent the need for hospitalisation.
City of Sanctuary founder and Methodist minister The Rev Inderjit Bhogal OBE will be one of four people receiving an Honorary Doctorate during the University of Sheffield’s graduation next week (14-17 january 2020).
A former managing director with global engineering giant Siemens has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
The Grenfell Tower fire has led to 'tenant participation' – the involvement and influence of social housing tenants in the activities of their landlords – emerging as an important issue that needs to be prioritised more consistently in some parts of the UK, according to new research.
Half of retail and hospitality businesses have increased prices as a direct result of the introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2016 and subsequent increases in the legal minimum pay rate, according to a government-commissioned report by the University of Sheffield.
Dr Stuart Walker and Dr Rachael Rothman, from the University of Sheffield's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering discuss the CO2 emissions of Chris Rea's drive home for Christmas.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has been granted permission to build and equip a £20m state-of-the-art facility in the North West of England, which will boost Lancashire’s reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative regions for advanced manufacturing and act as a powerful magnet for inward investors.
Stress relief, improved mental health and lungs like an elite sports star are just some of the ways playing in a brass band can improve your health and wellbeing, according to research from the University of Sheffield.
Teams of students from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University have collaborated with people with disabilities to help them overcome everyday challenges using assistive technology.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru, a £20m state-of-the-art research and development facility in North Wales, has officially opened today (28 November 2019).
Cardiac research in Sheffield has received a major boost from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in the form of an £800,000 award to develop a new gene therapy to treat cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The University of Sheffield has received funding to provide essential contributions to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which could lead to profound changes in our understanding of the universe.
More than 100 pupils from across the Sheffield City Region have been shown the huge potential of a career in engineering thanks to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) #AMRCtribe campaign.
A new collection of letters providing an unprecedented insight into the personal and professional life of one of the most successful American songwriters of the 20th century has been published by a researcher at the University of Sheffield.
Government cuts to alcohol taxes have had dramatic consequences for public health, including nearly 2000 more alcohol-related deaths in England since 2012, according to new research from the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
An international team of astronomers, including academics from the University of Sheffield, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of an accreting black hole at a level of detail never seen before.
The innovative and award-winning RISE scheme – a partnership involving the University of Sheffield – has relaunched today (11 October 2019) after securing European funding to help more businesses across the Sheffield City Region recruit talented graduates.
A University of Sheffield academic is part of a research team which has been awarded over €7 million to continue pioneering research into photosynthesis by the European Research Council (ERC).
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Icetech Technologies, have used dry ice to develop a new solution to the problem of leaves on the line, which cause delays, cancellations and timetable changes for rail passengers.
The University of Sheffield has been named as one of the world’s leading universities for teaching and research in the arts and humanities, according to a subject ranking published this week (2 October 2019).
Scientists have found that at least one in five land-based species is bought and sold on the world market, in new research which has quantified the extent of the global wildlife trade for the first time.
Pursuing a hobby in an intense or serious way can boost people’s confidence at work – but only if it uses different skills to their job, according to new research by Dr Ciara Kelly and colleagues at the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology.
Two University of Sheffield academics have been awarded £610,000 for pioneering new research projects exploring the processes behind Alzheimer’s and dementia; the results of which could lead to new approaches in how they are treated.
Universities should offer alcohol-free accommodation to make the transition to higher education easier for students across the UK who have been in care and reflect the recent decline in youth drinking, according to experts.
A new Research on Research Institute (RoRI) has launched today to bring together an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions and technologists to advance more strategic, open, diverse and inclusive research.
Research has shown that patients who have had emergency heart attack treatment with heart artery stenting - and have significant narrowings in their other untreated arteries - can benefit from additional stenting to help prevent future heart attacks.
Some of Britain’s most loved historical landscapes such as the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Orkney Islands are at risk of being severely damaged and changed forever by the effects of climate change, according to an archaeologist from the University of Sheffield.
The Japanese government’s “failure to imagine the future” means brand new sea defences could be overwhelmed in the face of extreme tsunamis made more destructive by rising sea levels, according to academics at the University of Sheffield.
The University of Sheffield has announced that it will educate the ‘change makers of the future’ by embedding teaching about sustainability across all of its courses in response to the climate emergency.
The University of Sheffield is the best university in the north of England for producing employable graduates, according to rankings announced today (20 September 2019) by The Times and Sunday Times
This week more than 250 newsrooms are increasing their climate coverage to strengthen the media's focus on the climate crisis and we're joining them. As part of this we're sharing research by Professor Gareth Phoenix on 'Arctic browning'.
A simple arthritis drug could be an effective, low cost solution to treat patients with blood cancers such as polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET), a breakthrough study by the University of Sheffield has shown.
The University of Sheffield has welcomed the announcement of a new £22 million fusion energy research facility in Rotherham next year, which will work with research and industry partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low-carbon electricity in the years ahead.
Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, responds to the government’s announcement of a new two year post-study work visa for international students.
Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the ageing of cells, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new strategies to combat the killer disease.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £67,000 from the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme to develop innovative new software which could transform NHS outpatient care.
Engineers at the University of Sheffield are set to develop the next generation of lithium-ion batteries, which could be used to transform the performance and range of electric vehicles, as part of a major new collaborative research project together with Cambridge, Oxford, Lancaster, UCL, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and 11 industry partners.
Top fashion companies that are pledging to end worker exploitation in their global supply chains are hampering progress through their own irresponsible sourcing practices, according to a new report.
Sheffield City Council should allow communities affected by knife crime to co-design strategies to reduce violence, according to a group of experts, local charities, youth organisations and members of the public.
The structure of ultra-white beetle scales could hold the key to making bright-white sustainable paint using recycled plastic waste, scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered.
A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed with the help of researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield.
Primary school children from across the UK have set a new world record for the most people playing one piano after teaming up with engineers and musicians from the University of Sheffield.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has highlighted the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as a “brilliant example” of how a leading university can collaborate with industry to boost skills and jobs.
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