University of Sheffield spin-out secures investment to develop first-in-class antibiotic

16 November 2016: A new class of antibiotics which target highly drug-resistant bacterial infections could be one step closer after a Sheffield drug discovery spin-out company secured a major investment to tackle one of the world’s biggest health threats.

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Shortage of age-friendly housing options for downsizing over 55s, says report

16 November 2016: People on the cusp of retirement are keen to downsize but a significant shortage of good quality adaptable and accessible housing is preventing them, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

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New discovery in understanding chemotherapy resistance could prevent cancer cells fighting back

28 October 2016: Scientists have made an important breakthrough in understanding why some cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy.

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Comment: Why Britain's universities must be international for the country to thrive

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, discusses the importance of international students for the future of the country.

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Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield