Rosetrees Researchers’ News

Rosetrees Researchers’ News

Yoram Reshef

Bone plugs offer new hope for treating cartilage damage

Professor Chaozong Liu is leading a Rosetrees Trust-funded project, with postdoctoral research associate Dr. Maryam Tamaddon, to investigate a tissue engineering approach for the treatment of cartilage damage, as a result of repetitive injuries or osteoarthritis....

Novel therapeutic approach to treat Parkinson’s disease?

Dr. Williams-Gray is a Rosetrees Trust-funded researcher based at the University of Cambridge, who is leading a team that is currently investigating the role of Toll-like receptors in brain inflammation and disease progression in Parkinson’s disease and its associated...

Bioengineering and saving babies’ lives

Dr. Tina Chowdhury is a Rosetrees Trust-funded researcher, leading a team of scientists in the field of regenerative medicine. She is based at the Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, where she also...

New Antibiotics on the horizon?

Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as the one of the gravest threats to global human health and is expected to kill more people than cancer by 2050. Therefore, new antibiotics are crucial. Rosetrees-funded research led by Dr. Ishwar Singh at Lincoln University has...

Next Generation Children’s Project

A Cambridge-led study, also known as the Next Generation Children’s Project, used progressive whole genome sequencing technology to help doctors identify and treat genetic conditions in babies and young children. The study, led by Professors Lucy Raymond and David...

New Grant Application and Management Process

We're pleased to announce that we are using Fluent Technology's Flexigrant software for all new applications and post-grant management. We're currently accepting applications for small and large project grants. Please download and read the guidelines for the scheme...

New Genetic ‘Barcode’ Testing Could Improve Bowel Cancer Diagnosis

A team lead by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research have developed a new test based on genetic barcoding technology that can differentiate between the five distinct types of bowel cancer. This test, which sequences 38 genes, takes only a few hours to give a...

Active lifestyles may help nerves to heal after spinal injuries

An international team, led by researchers at Imperial College London have shown that leading an active lifestyle may increase the likelihood of damaged nerves regenerating after a spinal cord injury. The study was carried out in a rodent model and found that providing...

Pioneering new treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Results from a pioneering clinical trials programme that delivered an experimental treatment directly to the brain offer hope that it may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson’s. The multimillion-pound study, was funded by Parkinson’s UK with support...

Leukaemia promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells

Leukaemia promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells Research funded by the Rosetrees Trust and Norfolk’s Big C Charity has shown that leukaemic cancer cells drive the aging process in healthy bone marrow cells that surround them. The research was led by...

New Rosetrees Trust Funding Schemes

We're pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship scheme and a modification to our seedcorn scheme. Young Enterprise Fellowships Young Enterprise Fellowships (YEFs) are aimed specifically at recently qualified postdoctoral researchers primarily in the fields of...

Genetic study of eating disorders

The research of MQ/Rosetrees fellow, Dr Clare Llewellyn was recently featured in a Guardian newspaper article. Clare's research focuses on identifying the role of genetics and early eating habits in conditions such as bulimia and anorexia. The study aims to build on...

New trial in cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the wall of the heart gets stretched and thin. Patient outcomes vary but for many the symptoms improve and patients can live normal lives. However, it is unknown whether it is safe to discontinue treatment for patients...

World’s first functional tissue engineered oesophagus

A pioneering new study from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Francis Crick Institute co-funded by the Rosetrees Trust has seen researchers grow the world’s first oesophagus engineered from stem cells and successfully transplanted them into mice, according...

Virtual tumours to aid in cancer drug delivery

Scientists can now simulate the delivery of cancer drugs and therefore help predict their effectiveness as a result of Rosetrees-funded research from UCL. The research was led by our 2016 Interdisciplinary award winners, Dr. Rebecca Shipley and Dr. Simon...

Congratulations to Cambridge University and Imperial College London

Congratulations to Cambridge University and Imperial College London who have been chosen as the joint winners of our 2018 Interdisciplinary Award. The theme of this year's call was interdisciplinary research combining medicine with physics/chemistry. We received a...

Congratulations to Professor Charles Swanton

Congratulations to Professor Charles Swanton, who has just been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his pioneering work on the genetic evolution of cancer. Professor Charles Swanton leads a lab at the Francis Crick Institute, is Co-Director of...

Congratulations to Professor Rachel Batterham- May 1st 2018

Congratulations to Professor Rachel Batterham who will give this year’s 2018 Royal Society of Medicine Stevens lecture on 'Harnessing the gastrointestinal tract'. We’ve been a longstanding supporter of Professor Batterham and her ground-breaking research into obesity....