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Scientists uncover new target for Parkinson's disease treatment

30 January 2023

Parkinson’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative disorder, and currently there is no cure. With 1 in 37 people alive today in the UK predicted to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime, finding new ways to diagnose earlier and delay the progression of the disease is urgently needed. Although most cases of...

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Supporting postdocs transition to independent research leaders

19 October 2022

As part of our focus on driving a culture of positive research leadership, the Unit has awarded two fellowships to postdocs at the Unit. The Transition to Independence (TTI) Fellowships will support senior postdoctoral researchers to forge their own independent group in an area of toxicology-relevant biomedical research...

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Student successes for the Martins group

14 September 2022

Congratulations to Yizhou Yu, a PhD student in the Martins lab. Yizhou studies the pathways that cause Alzheimer’s disease so that we can find more affordable treatments. He presented his work so far at the Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Conference in Spain to leaders in the field. Amongst receiving great feedback and...

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L. Miguel Martins, one of the best postgraduate supervisor!

12 May 2022

Congratulations, Miguel came out as the second best postgraduate supervisor out of about 400 nominees on the Student-Led Teaching Award. More details about the award and other winners can be found here .

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Rebeka Popovic wins Poster Prize at MitOX2 2022 8 April

9 April 2022

Congratulations to Rebeka Popovic, a final year PhD student in Miguel Martins's team. She won the Poster Prize at MitOX 2022 on Friday 8th April. The poster focused on exploring PERK signaling mechanisms and both Rebeka and Yizhou were at the meeting showcasing this work. The meeting was organised by The Nuffield...

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Miguel Martins is among the top 5 best postgraduate supervisors.

18 March 2022

L. Miguel Martins is shortlisted among the top 5 "Postgraduate Research Supervisor" on the Student-Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs) list across Cambridge University and its Colleges. Nominations were based on student recommendations and opinions, Congratulations! Final awards will be announced on the SLTAs ceremony on 11th of...

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AAAS Science & Human Rights Coalition: 2021 Student Essay Competition Winner!

9 November 2021

We would like to congratulate PhD student Marco Travaglio for winning this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Essay Competition! This competition encourages participants to explore the intersections between human rights and science. Marco's essay...

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Marco Travaglio speaks to New Scientist about the group's work on COVID-19

5 May 2020

Marco Travaglio, PhD student in Dr Miguel Martin's research programme, has spoken about the COVID-19 research that they are conducting in an article published by New Scientist: ' Are you more likely to die of covid-19 if you live in a polluted area?' Marco has also been quoted in the Financial Times article: ' Academics...

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Dr Miguel Martins has been quoted in two articles published by The Guardian linking air pollution and coronavirus

5 May 2020

Our Programme Leader, Dr Miguel Martins, has contributed to two articles written by The Guardian about the links between air pollution and coronavirus deaths: Preliminary study links air pollution to coronavirus deaths in England ​ Is air pollution making the coronavirus pandemic even more deadly?

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Yizhou Yu speaks on France 24 regarding the links between air pollution and COVID-19

28 April 2020

On the 27th April, Yizhou Yu, a student in Dr Miguel Martin's research programme, spoke on France 24 about the possible link between levels of air pollution and the severity of the COVID-19 illness. To watch the video on the France 24 website please click here.

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