Brain tumours - Identification of common therapeutic targets in schwannomas and meningiomas

This research on schwannomas and meningiomas uses a unique human cell culture model using cells derived from surgical patients. This has led to the identification and testing of new, targeted therapies and the team have successfully translated their research into early clinical trials. This approach will allow them to screen approved drugs directly and go straight into clinical trials, avoiding pre-clinical animal trials.Read more

Medical devices testing and training - Thiel embalmed human cadavers

This pioneering work with the Thiel embalming method will help to teach doctors potentially life-saving surgical interventions such as advanced abdominal aortic stent graft repair without the need to practice these methods on animals such as pigs. Heart, stroke, kidney and liver patients are among those who will benefit directly from the training clinicians will undergo.Read more