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Modelling of Effect of treatments on your Body: Biomedical innovation

Imagine if your GP or consultant were able to show you, through a computerised model of yourself, the effects of potential treatments on your body.

That’s the vision of the Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Modelling (INSIGNEO), a new research institute set up by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Researchers at the Institute are developing models of different parts of the human body, which will ultimately build into a complete digital replica of a patient. Medical information, from details as simple as age and weight to more complex data taken from scans and x-rays, will be fed into the models to provide an overall picture of an individual patient’s condition, against which different treatments can then be tested.

Biomedical scientists give man his sight back

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Stem cell research carried out by biomedical scientists has enabled a man who was left partially sighted after intervening in a fight to recover his vision.

In 1994, Russell Turnbull lost most of the sight of his right eye after being sprayed in the face with ammonia while trying to break up an altercation on a bus, the Times reports.

The 38-year-old was left with pain, extreme sensitivity to light and cloudy vision.