Grant winners - 20 March 2014

March 20, 2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Models of authority: Scottish charters and the emergence of government 1100-1250

Everyday Lives in War: one of the new national World War One Engagement Centres


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

Emergent constraints on climate-carbon cycle feedbacks

Mathematical models of collective dynamics and self-organisation

Physico-mathematical modelling of communication patterns in complex networks

The selective and adaptive landscape in an avian model


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Sustainable and resilient water systems for small communities


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Structural and metabolic determinants of sarcopenia and efficacy of concentric v eccentric exercise training: a novel temporospatial approach

Cleavage of acyl CoA by ABC subfamily D transporters in peroxisomes: mechanism and functional roles

Molecular interactions of Mannheimia haemolytica with the bovine and ovine respiratory tracts using three-dimensional tissue engineering approaches

Genetic mechanisms underlying the regenerative potential of ensheathing glial cells in Drosophila

In detail

National Institute for Health Research

Award winner: Siladitya Bhattacharya
Institution: University of Aberdeen
Value: £1,837,558

Health Technology Assessment Programme
PRE-EMPT: preventing recurrence of endometriosis by means of long-acting progestogen therapy

Endometriosis, a condition in which cells similar to those within the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body, commonly the pelvis, costs the UK almost £3 billion a year. To relieve pain, areas of endometriosis are often removed surgically, but symptoms can recur. Drugs that lower oestrogen levels can prevent regrowth, and medicines containing other hormones such as progestogen may have the same effect. In this large randomised controlled clinical trial, women undergoing surgery for endometriosis will take long-acting progestogens, receive long-term treatment with the oral contraceptive pill, or have no treatment. The aim is to determine which treatment may be most effective in terms of symptom relief, side-effects, acceptability and costs.

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