City doctor gets research funding

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A DOCTOR from The University of Sheffield has been awarded a Research Training Fellowship of £147,814 from Yorkshire charity Heart Research UK. Dr Alexander Basran, aged 32, will be carrying out research into the links between lung infection and heart attacks.

He will be investigating the theory that white blood cells, which fight infection in the lungs, may also accumulate in the arteries.

He said: “Infections like pneumonia and cardiovascular disease affect most of the population at some point or another, therefore this research could potentially benefit many patients.”