Archive: November 24, 2022

Can Raman Spectroscopy Shine a Light on Cancer?

By LifETIME CDT Student: William Mills (University of Glasgow) In 1930 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, an Indian Physicist, for his discovery of inelastic scattering of light in organic liquids. Scattering here just means that the direction of the light was changed by hitting a molecule. The reason this

Gulliver’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

By LifETIME CDT Student: Patrick C Hurley (CÚRAM, University of Galway) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – you may have heard of the disease, you may know someone afflicted by it, but what exactly is it and what makes it such a serious diagnosis? MS is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System CNS and is

Animal Free Research UK: Helping to create kinder, more environmentally sustainable, and human-relevant science

By LifETIME CDT Student: Lauren Hope (University of Glasgow) The vast majority – around 90% – of potential new therapies fail in clinical trials (1,2). One important reason for this is that animals, which legally must be used in preclinical testing, harbour numerous differences compared to humans that limit the translation of these test results from

$1 Billion Concussion

By LifETIME CDT Student: Matthias Lim (University of Birmingham) Repetitive head injury has been shown to result in cognitive impairment of many athletes, including early onset dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Sporting organisations, therefore, have a critically important ethical duty to actively monitor the health and recovery of their athletes, monitor, and to rapidly diagnose


By LifETIME CDT Student: Seyedmohammad Moosavizadeh (University of Galway) Defective corneal wound healing is a critical medical problem and an area of largely unmet medical need. Infections, persistent inflammation, trauma, and systemic disorders such as diabetes can all impair ocular wound closure and leave millions of people blind worldwide. Interestingly, the cornea is the most highly

Learning How Animal Free Research UK Give a Voice to the Voiceless – an Absolutely Fabulous Placement

By LifETIME CDT Student: Georgia Harris (University of Birmingham) I signed up for a 6-week placement with Animal Free Research UK which was mostly remote working with the addition of some in-person meets and the opportunity to join their Parliamentary Reception. I joined the Public Affairs team and was supervised by the Director of Public Affairs,