Touching Lives - March 2013 | Action Medical Research

Touching Lives - March 2013

Welcome to this spring/summer edition of Touching Lives, which we hope you’ll enjoy. We’ve put together a great issue for you, packed with lots of updates on our work.

If, like us, you’re glad to see the back of winter and are keen to get out and about in the countryside, why not organise a fundraising Walk for Tiny Lives? Turn to page 3 in the PDF to find out how.

You can read about young Jack Baddams, who was born prematurely and has Down syndrome, severe learning difficulties and is registered partially sighted. Jack also went on to develop a breathing disorder which disrupted his and his family’s life. Read his heartwarming story and learn about the research funded by Action into routine screening for children at risk of breathing problems like Jack’s.

This year we’re proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our prestigious Research Training Fellowship scheme – in this issue read about two of our recent fellows. The latest research we’re funding includes projects tackling sickle cell disease and kidney failure, thyroid screening, plus a new, painless way to monitor therapeutic drug levels in babies.

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