Latest research

Project grants

In the latest round of funding, we have teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and are jointly funding £2,050,836 across 13 different projects including research into neuroblastoma (a childhood cancer), leukaemia, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome and some rare inherited conditions such as X-linked lymphoproliferative disease.

We are also funding a project on preventing preterm labour.

  • Preterm labour prevention £189,886 grant awarded for a two year research grant.  Lead researcher Professor Johnson, Imperial College London.

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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