Articles by lifETIME Team

Sweet Seaweed Slumber

By LifETIME CDT Student: Juda Milvidaite (University of Glasgow) Cells, tissues, and organs are fragile – they cannot survive outside of a living body for long. When we need to store or transport biological samples from cancer patients for further research or personalised screening of therapies, we freeze the samples down. Yet, the cycles of

Of Research and Communications

By LifETIME CDT Student: Narina Bileckaja (University of Glasgow) As a young researcher, I tend to evaluate the quality of my work by tracking how many experiments I carried out and the amount and quality of data I acquired. However, I recently started considering what the general public’s opinion about science and research might be. The more

Controlling the Chaos

By LifETIME CDT Student: Ibrahim Erbay (NUI Galway) Inflammation is necessary chaos for survival. Although inflammatory responses provide powerful tools for protection against infectious diseases, the balance between tolerance and rejection is highly important. As this balance breaks, it becomes a driving force for many diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmunity. Among which inflammatory bowel

3D PODS® skin models: Why they really matter

By LifETIME CDT Student: Aleksandar Atanasov (University of Birmingham) Despite the sizeable ethical burden, animal testing is still an essential part of drug development. Trials in living systems ensure therapeutics’ efficacy and, most importantly, the safety of any clinical trials with patients that follow. As a result, despite conscientious efforts across all areas of research, 3.4 million experimental

Sustainability within a laboratory; How to establish your own Eco-Group

The average laboratory uses around five times as much energy as a regular office building, this not only means higher utility bills but also a higher cost to our environment. As society becomes more aware of the negative impact that research can have on our planet, groups like III Eco-Group at the University of Glasgow

Dear Men, Attention Please!!

By LifETIME CDT Student: Sugunapriyadharshini Sundararaman (NUI Galway) Prostate cancer (PCa) is among the common cancers in men and its incident rate is rising globally. In this blog, we review the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and current research highlights for prostate cancer. What are the major risk factors for developing prostate cancer? Firstly, a man’s

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