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

By LifETIME CDT Student: Georgia Harris (She/Her) (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

Rebuilding highways to the brain

By LifETIME CDT Student: Josep Fumado Navarro (He/Him) (University of Galway) The brain is the most complex organ of the body and, even with the latest research advances, we are still a long way from fully understanding it. One of the difficulties, is the lack of relevant models to conduct studies of the human brain.

Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics: The Knee-d to Change our Approach

By LifETIME CDT Student: Jennifer Willis (Aston University) Inflammation is a protective biological response driven by immune cells during infections or at sites of tissue damage. However, there is a fine balance between the induction of an inflammatory response and its resolution. A failure in the control of these processes can trigger abnormal overstimulation of our

Emerging therapies to help you liver-little!

By LifETIME CDT Student: James Kennedy (University of Birmingham) Chronic liver disease (CLD) is a major global problem which can lead to devastating complications such as liver failure and primary liver cancer. Currently, there are no curative therapies for advanced liver disease, with surgery/ transplantation only an option in a minority of patients . The liver

It’s just around the cornea! How a new 3D model could help find effective treatments for blindness.

By LifETIME CDT Student: Victoria Hughes (University of Birmingham) Losing my senses is one of my biggest fears, and at the top of that list would be losing my sight – a tough reality that affects up to 250 million people worldwide. Most blindness in the world is preventable and can be attributed to a lack

Birmingham host Girls in STEM outreach workshop

By Emma Lardner (She/Her) (lifETIME CDT Administrator for Birmingham and Operations Manager of the Healthcare Technologies Institute, University of Birmingham) On Tuesday 4th October, lifETIME CDT Students from the University of Birmingham and Aston University hosted a Girls in STEM workshop for thirty-six year 9 girls. The day began with a career talk from Dr Anita