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Gold nanobullets fight cancer

February 22, 2018 | by Dr Zeljka Krpetic, lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Michael Greenwood, DTA PhD student

The survival rate of UK cancer patients has doubled in the last half century. But non-selective radiation treatment may cause damage to healthy cells and tissue. In Salford NanoLab, within […]

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The interplay of stress and cancer

February 9, 2018 | by Dr Melanie Flint

The latest in our series of blogs for World Cancer Day 2018 looks at the work of Dr Melanie Flint from the University of Brighton to investigate the relationship between […]

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How we are developing new approaches to cancer management and treatment

February 5, 2018 | by Professor Graham Pockley, Director, Professor Yvonne Barnett, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Sarra Idri, University Alliance DTA PhD Student

Although great progress in the management and treatment of cancer has been made, the need for better approaches for the early diagnosis and better treatment of this terrible disease remains. [&hell...

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Malignant mesothelioma: Current research into a man-made epidemic

February 5, 2018 | by Oana Voloaca

Four. That is my personal number. The number of people that influenced my life in various ways and have been diagnosed with the dreaded C word: cancer. Some are still […]

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Vocation, Vocation, Vocation – foreword by Professor Edward Peck

January 29, 2018 | by Professor Edward Peck

This report comes at an opportune moment. Not just educational policy, but the future of the country’s economy, is at a crossroads. The Government has just published its long-awaited Industrial [&h...

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Supporting female victims of violence in India

January 24, 2018 | by Dr Sunita Toor

One of the prevailing values that guides my work and that of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice is fighting injustice on behalf of those who need it most […]

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Dig where you stand – universities and public policy

January 22, 2018 | by Fraser Burt

Alliance universities are no strangers to change. Whilst most of our member institutions are comparatively ‘new’ as universities, all have longer histories of their own, with the majority founded i...

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An excellent Christmas card for 2017

December 15, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

The results are in – the 2017 University Alliance Christmas Card has been chosen. The front cover of our card was designed by Georgie Underwood, a third year student studying […]

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Doctoral Training Alliance: The next chapter

December 12, 2017 | by Professor Tara Dean

In October of this year I was appointed as the National Director for University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) programme. In my application for the role I had reflected on […]

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Technical and professional excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching – Afterword

November 3, 2017 | by Dr Sam Grogan

As we’re nearing the end of the first year of operations for the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) it’s timely to engage in a little reflection, look at developments to date […]

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