Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by an impairment of your immune system which attacks the healthy synovial lining found in between the joints. This often presents itself with inflammation which causes joint pain and stiffness. It affects both sides of the body with a similar pattern and normally affects the small Read more about The implications of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis as a young adult – Lenka Gallego[…]
On the 28th of January this academic year 2018/2019, the Biomedical and Life Sciences department was delighted to welcome some Lancaster Alumni to talk to our students about their current profession and past experiences. These alumni were Hannah Semple (Research Scientist), Kate Anderton (Scientific Editor) and Hannah Fagg (Trainee Healthcare scientist in Genomic Counselling). I Read more about An Interview with Hannah Semple: Research Scientist at AstraZeneca – Rebecca Chatwin[…]
Hello, and welcome to my first blog post! Here, I will be discussing information I have found out myself whilst considering a placement year in a lab and talk about my own placement journey taking place right now. Many are unaware that they can take a placement year when they are part of the accredited Read more about NHS Placements- James Senior[…]
Dementia describes a set of symptoms, e.g. memory loss or difficulties with thinking, that arise when the brain is harmed by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease1. With an ageing population, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, recently overtook heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, so the research and development of Read more about An interview with the founder of Defying Dementia, Dr Penny Foulds[…]
Lancaster University’s very own Craig O’Hare recently took part and won Organs Zone’s ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out here’ competition! *Woo hoo* The competition aims to bridge the gap between students and real scientists, give young people a voice and teaches them about science and scientists in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Over Read more about I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here![…]
The presentation given at the Digital Lancaster Sharing Practice Event by Christine Shirras and Jed Winstanley detailing the blog research and creation process, a bit more detail about the blog and future hopes can be found here. More information about future Sharing Practice Events can be found at this link.
I asked Erin a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Robert Lauder What was the research focus? I worked on a few different projects. One involved the use of Protein A as a biomarker for Staphylococcus aureus infection in ICU patients, with another focusing on the Read more about Erin, 3rd Year, Biological Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]
I asked Shan a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Leonie Unterholzner What was the research focus? The research focused on how fibroblast cells detect viruses and the viral mechanisms used to inhibit this detection. In particular Leonie’s PhD students were examining certain viral DNA receptors Read more about Shan, 3rd Year, Biomedical Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]