In the latest round of funding, we have given out £1,330,390 across nine different projects including research investigating cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Batten disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia:
- Do children need help with their voice after surgery to the windpipe? £11,818 grant awarded for a six months’ research project. Lead researcher Dr Cohen, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
- Cerebral palsy – finding new ways to encourage brain repair £199,356 grant awarded for a three year research project. Lead researcher Dr Miron, The University of Edinburgh.
- Chronic granulomatous disorder – gene therapy £80,249 grant awarded for an 18 months’ research project. Lead researcher Professor Thrasher, University College London.
- Primary ciliary dyskinesia – restoring cilia to prevent lung damage £149,249 grant awarded for an 18 months’ research project. Lead researcher Professor O'Callaghan, University College London.
- Juvenile Batten disease - developing the first therapy by targeting calcium £193,328 grant awarded for a three year research project. Lead researcher Dr Lloyd-Evans, Cardiff University.
- Down syndrome: the mysterious benefits of biofocal glasses £169,053 grant awarded for a three year research project. Lead researcher Dr Woodhouse, University Hospital of Wales.
- Cerebral palsy: can exercises that strengthen calf muscles make walking easier for teenagers? £249,847 grant awarded for a three year research project. Lead researcher Dr Ryan, Brunel University.
- ADHD – developing an app to improve diagnosis and treatment of depression £60,000 grant awarded for a two year research project. Lead researcher Professor Asherson, King’s College London.
- Preterm children - reducing disabilities in maths £217,490 awarded for a three year research project. Lead researcher Dr Johnson, University of Leicester
Research Training Fellowships
Our Research Training Fellowship scheme is more than 40 years old and we have now funded 173 fellowships at a total value of over £12 million (around £18.5 million in today’s terms). The charity is also proud to announce the latest recipients of its Research Training Fellowship programme:
Crohn's disease in children - dietary treatment
Dr H Dogra, of the Centre for Digestive Diseases and the Centre for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, was awarded £156,471 to study the mechanisms of immune modulation by nutrient sensing in the intestinal epithelium.
Systemic lupus erythematosus in children
Dr K Webb, of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology, Rayne Institute, University College London and the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Institute of Child Health, University College London, was awarded £206,806 to investigate the link between puberty, the immune system and childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
Landau Kleffner syndrome - a childhood epilepsy disorder
Dr S F A Ngoh, of the Developmental Neurosciences, Institute of Child Health, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and School of Pharmacy, University College London, was awarded £161,305 to unravel molecular genetic causes and disease mechanisms in Landau Kleffner Syndrome.
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