Professor S. Anand, Pounds 42,000, over three years, from Whirlpool Corporation United States (programme into better understanding of fabric care) and Pounds 30,000, over two years, from Seton Healthcare UK (development of novel textiles for use in medical applications); Professor R. Horrocks, Pounds 30,000 from Bromine Compounds Israel (novel flame-retardant fibres).
University of Wales College of Medicine
Dr A. Phillips, Pounds 99,830 from the British Diabetic Association (study of the role of glucose in modulating transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-B1) synthesis by renal proximal tubular cells).
Professors P. Harper, R. Mansel and Dr E. Roberts, Pounds 66,000 from the NHS Research & Development (Wales) (specialist genetic assessment service for familial breast cancer in Wales); Professor C. Wiles and Drs T. Hughes and N. Hinds, Pounds 67,152 from Proctor & Gamble (two-year study of Lignocaine safety-in-use); Professor C. Roberts, Pounds 34,000 from the Welsh Office (comparative study of human resource capacity, workload and expenditure configuration of NHS clinical directorates); Messrs J. Knox and C. Danias, Professor M. Jones and Dr J. Middleton, Pounds 48,386 from Welsh Office (study of evaluation of orthodontic attachment and alignment employing finite element method of stress analysis); Drs S. Whatley, A. Roberts and Professor G. Elder, Pounds 50,384 from Welsh Office (study of the role of molecular pathology of variegate porphyria).
University of Kent at Canterbury
Bob Newport, Pounds 842,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (UK contribution to Anglo-Italian scientific collaboration in the area of materials science research with the University of Rome).
Pounds 78,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England for an initiative to encourage high-quality provision for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.
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