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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

Curing Cancer with Gels

By LifETIME CDT Student: W. Sebastian Doherty-Boyd (University of Glasgow)   During my PhD I will investigate the use of synthetic gels as a platform to grow and experiment on blood stem cells. The aim is to better understand the bone marrow (BM) niche where these cells reside, and search for causes and treatments of

Birmingham cohort achieves awards for sustainability

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham)   The Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham has received recognition for sustainable practices from the 2021 NUS Green Impact Awards; a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations. The team was led by Emma Lardner, Operations Manager

Can Droplets Improve Stem Cell Therapies?

By LifETIME CDT Student: Matthew Woods (University of Glasgow)   Stem cells are highly valuable in regenerative therapies because of their ability to change into several cell types. For example, mesenchymal stem cells can change into bone, cartilage or fat. When stem cells were first discovered it was thought that all the cells were identical, and all

A new avenue for spinal cord repair

By LifETIME CDT Student: Sorour Nemati (NUI Galway)   I am a chemical engineer whose ambition is to play a key role in human being life. Though it seems there is no specific role of chemical engineering in health care, its combination with other engineering streams such as biomedical engineering and biotechnology has introduced an

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