It is almost impossible for an injured heart to fully mend itself. Within minutes of being deprived of oxygen – as happens during a heart attack when arteries to the heart are blocked – the heart’s muscle cells start to die. Sanjay Sinha wants to mend these hearts so that they work again.
So what has the ERC ever done for us? Quite a lot, say Cambridge academics, as they mark the 10th anniversary of Europe’s premier research-funding body
Graduate student Samuel Wilberforce and the Medical Materials Group are at the forefront of research into bone implants that could bring therapeutic benefits for years to come. For Samuel, studying at Cambridge is the latest in a personal journey that started in the small Ghanian city of his birth