With the future of international travel looking uncertain for most people, new technology developed by Cyberselves, a recent University of Sheffield spinout, could enable people to see, hear and feel anywhere in the world via a robot. The new telepresence application can give people the ability to transport themselves into the body of a robot.
University of Sheffield's Department of Archaeology continues to receive international support, this time from Greece, as the final decision to close the world-renowned institution looms. Vice-Mayor of Zagori in northwest Greece, Yiannis Tsaparis wrote a letter to the university, reminding them that the department has played a major role throughout the years to the understanding of Greek archaeology and supported many Greek scholars in their path towards chairs in Greek and international universities.
Two Sheffield university doctors have explored the possibilities of proposing new laws aimed at protecting animals - from hate speech. Dr Josh Milburn and Dr Alasdair Cochrane, both from the suggest anti-animal language should be banned as this may help inculcate “more benign human–animal relations within society.”
Affected students at the University of Sheffield's Department of Archaeology, which faces possible closure following an institutional review have revealed that the process to shut down the world-renowned reputation has been done in an "extremely shady manner". A student, who requested anonymity, said there were several "questionable moments" during the student review process, which was attended by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine.
Any possible closure of the would not mean the end of the globally recognised institution as the university vows to maintain the discipline despite the declining numbers of students choosing the field. The Department of Archaeology, which has 11 teaching and research posts, is currently facing a challenging external environment with declining levels of external funding and students.
University of Sheffield release full explanation of cuts to archaeology department and reveal record low student numbers
has revealed the factors that contributed to a controversial decision to effectively close its highly-regarded archaeology department. The university's executive board last month voted to condense the world-renowned school and end undergraduate teaching to focus on a smaller number of successful postgraduate courses. Some staff and specialist research areas will be retained but under the auspices of other departments.
Nearly a third of patients admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic had a ‘Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decision recorded before or on their day of admission to hospital. The study, led by Professor Steve Goodacre from the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) has revealed that this is higher than the rates reported in previous studies of conditions similar to COVID-19 before the pandemic.
Payments of up to £10,000 to investigators come amid mounting pressure from activists to tackle 'rape culture' on campuses Universities are paying private detectives up to £10,000 to investigate students accused of sexual assault, amid mounting pressure from activists to tackle campus “rape culture”. The London School of Economics (LSE) spent £21,000 on Intersol Global, a company with ex-police officers, to probe two reports of sexual misconduct.
Researchers have stressed most people doing vigorous exercise do not develop MND and sport continues to have many benefits. Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in some people genetically predisposed to develop the condition, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Sheffield say the study is a step forward to understanding the link between high levels of physical activity and the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Terminally ill campaigner Noel Conway, who launched a legal challenge to the ban on assisted dying in the UK, has died aged 71. The retired lecturer, who had motor neurone disease (MND), made the decision to remove his ventilator at his home in Garmston, Shropshire on Wednesday with the support of his family and a local hospice.
Intense exercise can increase the risk of motor neurone disease, scientists warn, with British sportsmen including Doddie Weir and Stephen Darby diagnosed in recent years
University of Sheffield experts conducted three large-scale genetic analyses They looked for associations between motor neurone disease and exercise Data for the study was sourced from the UK Biobank, a DNA and health database The team cautioned that exercise does not cause the progressive condition But it can accelerate disease onset in those who are genetically predisposed
Regular strenuous exercise raises the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, researchers say. Scientists at the University of Sheffield found a causal relationship between high intensity physical activity and the disorder among those already susceptible to the disease.
Regular and vigorous exercise can increase the risk of motor neurone disease (MND) in people who are genetically vulnerable, a study has found. MND is a condition which affects the brain and people’s ability to move, talk and even breathe. It is thought that around one in 300 people will develop motor neurone disease – an illness that can dramatically reduce people’s lives.
A Sheffield-based intersectional feminist group have launched a membership drive to fight for more equal spaces for women and marginalised genders free from public sexual harassment. Created by students from University of Sheffield, members of Our Bodies Our Streets (OBOS) have been dedicating themselves to tackling the problem so women across the city can feel safe.