October 18, 1996

Nottingham Trent University. Professor A. Cobb and the department of life science, Pounds 112,000 from the Home Grown Cereals Authority (three-year assessment of potential risks to crops and reduction of environmental hazards caused by over-use of agricultural chemicals).

University of Warwick

The National Lottery has awarded Pounds 3,143,038 to the university's arts centre to complete its redevelopment. In addition, the centre has raised Pounds 1.5 million which includes donations from the National Grid Company plc, the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

University of Dundee


Drs A. Harper and G. Hughes, Pounds 117,340 from the Wellcome Trust (study of characterisation of the ionic processes underlying the electrical activity of rat mesenteric lymphatic smooth muscle); Professor D. Glover, Pounds 36,614 from the Cancer Research Campaign (study of the role of Noose in the developmental control of cell division); Drs H. Hundal, P. Taylor and Professor M. Rennie, Pounds 32,218 from the Wellcome Trust (study of an instantImager for autoradiographic quantitation of protein, RNA and DNA in mammalian tissues and isotopic accumulation in cellular expression systems); Dr B. Spruce, Pounds 909,020 from the Wellcome Trust (study of Proenkephalin in regulation of programmed cell death and survival - research fellowship); Dr A. Schor, Pounds 31,508 from the Cancer Research Campaign for localisation of VEGF, thrombospondin and laminin in breast cancer); Professor J. Belch and Dr F. Khan, Pounds ,791 from the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (study of the role of nitric oxide and endothelin in Raynaud's phenomenon).

Research contracts

Dr M. McMurdo, Pounds 28,000 from SmithKline Beecham (evaluation of potential new therapeutic agent in treatment of early Alzheimer's disease) and Pounds 21,000 from Astra Pharmaceuticals (examination of bone density of patients with Crohn's disease treated with budesonide or prednisolone); Drs S. Pringle, R. MacFadyen and Professor A. Struthers, Pounds 120,140 from the Scottish Home and Health Department (study of Spironolactone induce bradycardia at dawn - what is the mechanism and does it reduce ischaemia); Dr J. Ferguson and Professor J. McEwen, Pounds 540,000 from Bayer plc and Pfizer Ltd. (development of clinical techniques to study the phototoxic potential of photosensitising antibiotics).

European funds

Professor D. Glover, Pounds 75,716 from the Commission (characterisation of rosario, a novel Drosophila mutant involved in centrosome separation during mitosis - fellowship for Dr. S. Brand); to be continued Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams.

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