Medical researchers in London receive huge cash boost in excess of half a million pounds | Action Medical Research

Medical researchers in London receive huge cash boost in excess of half a million pounds

20 January 1999
Medical researchers across the capital have been awarded in excess of half a million pounds to carry out pioneering studies. The projects will study a diverse range of diseases and disabling conditions funded by the leading medical research charity, Action Research. These include research into epilepsy, diabetes and inherited neurodegenerative disorders affecting young children. "London is a centre of excellence when it comes to medical researchers," said Anne Luther, the charity's Director General. "We have research projects in a number of areas but especially those involving children's illnesses and disabling conditions." Action Research is dedicated to fighting disease and disability through funding vital medical research. Our early successes include helping to develop the first British polio vaccine, testing the rubella vaccine, pioneering hip replacement surgery and introducing ultrasound into the world of medicine. Details of some of the most recent grants are as follows: Institute of Neurology, London and the MRI unit, National Society for Epilepsy, Buckinghamshire Brain imaging in epilepsy {bold}£278,095{/bold} University of East London, Mile End Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital, all in London Knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction {bold}£112,905{/bold} University College, London Infrared spectroscopy (To study functional near infra-red spectroscopy in infants; development as a clinical tool) {bold}£115,042{/bold} Guy's Hospital, London Guillain-Barre syndrome (acute neuromuscular paralysis) {bold}£44,215{/bold} St George's Hospital Medical School Neuronal ceroid lipfuscinoses (inherited neurodegenerative diseases affecting young children) {bold}£48,873{/bold} London Institute of Child Health Diabetic embryopathy {bold}£90,447{/bold}
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