Grant winners

November 1, 2012

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

Research grants

Developing treatments for the rare genetic disorder Smith-Lemil-Opitz syndrome

  • Award winner: Ryan Donnelly
  • Institution: Queen's University Belfast
  • Value: £94,154

Microneedle technology for pain-free drug monitoring in newborn babies

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowships

Muslims, trust and cultural dialogue

Understanding and explaining terrorism: expertise in practice

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research grants

Kaiserchronik: literature and history in the German Middle Ages

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research project grants

Sciences

Calixarene-modified electrodes: enzyme mimics for heterogeneous chiral synthesis

Gold nanoparticles functionalised with transition metal units

Synthesis of neutral helium compounds in superfluid helium nanodroplets

Social sciences

Explaining and understanding business cartel collusion

MARIE CURIE ACTIONS

Initial Training Networks

  • Award winner: Pedro Estrela
  • Institution: University of Bath
  • Value: Approximately EUR4 million (£3.22 million)

PROSENSE: Cancer diagnostics - parallel sensing of prostate cancer biomarkers

IN DETAIL

National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis of pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Acute respiratory failure occurs when heart or lung disease develops or worsens suddenly and prevents a person from maintaining oxygen levels in the blood. The person is then at high risk and needs emergency treatment. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a potentially useful treatment that can be delivered by paramedics in an ambulance, but it is costly because ambulances need to be fitted with NIV equipment and paramedics trained in its use. This project will survey all the available research to make an estimate of how many lives could be saved by routinely providing pre-hospital NIV on NHS ambulances.

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