Birmingham host Student Day event

By Emma Lardner (She/Her) (lifETIME CDT Administrator for Birmingham and Operations Manager of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, University of Birmingham) Our annual Student Day event took place on Tuesday 27th September 2022 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham. The event invited Students, Supervisors, Management committee members, Industry partners and Steering Board members

Adipose Organoids: Can Doctor Who help us treat Type 2 Diabetes?

By LifETIME CDT Student: Elaine Duncan (University of Glasgow) In a 2008 episode of Doctor Who, the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and his new companion Donna (Catherine Tate) saved the world from an alien diet pill.  This pill caused a person’s fat to literally jump out of their body, forming small white creatures called Adipose (Figure

Lake District Retreat: A combination of training and water sports

By Emma Lardner (She/Her) (lifETIME CDT Administrator for Birmingham and Operations Manager of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, University of Birmingham) Following delays due to COVID-19, our 2019, 2020 & 2021 cohorts visited Coniston in the Lake District for our Annual Lake District Retreat in September. The purpose of this retreat was to deliver elements of

lifETIME Students take on Fundraising Challenge for DEBRA UK

By Emma Lardner (She/Her) (lifETIME CDT Administrator for Birmingham and Operations Manager of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, University of Birmingham) On Wednesday 21st September 2022, our lifETIME CDT Students took part in a challenge to raise money for DEBRA UK at our annual Lake District retreat. The challenge began by splitting our students into small

Sweet and sticky: Using Sugars to Develop Regenerative Therapies.

By LifETIME CDT Student: Amaziah Alipio (University of Birmingham) Deaths from chronic and advanced liver disease such as liver cirrhosis and cancer accounts for over 2.4% of total deaths globally in 2017. The only effective therapy for chronic liver diseases is liver transplantation, however, the lack of available donor organs is a critical limitation in therapy.

Sustainable and Guilt-Free Meat – How to Have Your Burger and Eat it

By LifETIME CDT Student: Adam Efrat (University of Birmingham) It is now undeniable that mass livestock farming is actively killing our planet. Livestock farming already accounts for more pollution than all forms of transport combined and with global appetites for meat growing, it is only going to get worse. The environmental impact of livestock farming is