Navigation Links
$2.8 million grant boosts cystic fibrosis research at Queen's
Date:2/4/2011

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have begun work into improving the lives of thousands of Cystic Fibrosis sufferers thanks to the award of a 1.74 million US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership grant.

The grant has been approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA with funding for the Queen's component provided by Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D Public Health Agency), Northern Ireland and the Medical Research Council. The grant is the largest ever to be awarded in the UK to study the microbiology of Cystic Fibrosis pulmonary infection.

The study is a collaborative US-Ireland international study with researchers in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and the School of Pharmacy and the Centre for Infection and Immunity at Queen's University, Belfast.

Leading the study, Professor Stuart Elborn, Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunity in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's said; "The key goals of this study are to find out the role of anaerobes in causing damage to the lungs of people with Cystic Fibrosis. Anaerobes are bacteria that do not need oxygen to survive and we will determine whether their presence in the lung contributes to infection there.

We will also examine whether the bacteria are able to produce chemicals that can damage lung tissue and break down antibiotics given to treat lung infection. We will also look at how effective different antibiotics are in treating them."

He added; "The results of the study will be of important clinical relevance to people with Cystic Fibrosis because if we show that these anaerobes are contributing to infection and inflammation in the lungs of Cystic Fibrosis patients, in the future, patients could potentially be given more appropriate and effective antibiotics which should improve their clinical outcome and qua
'/>"/>

Contact: Claire O'Callaghan
c.ocallaghan@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5391
Queen's University Belfast
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cedars-Sinai research team awarded $1.9 million from CIRM to develop new tools and technologies
2. UofL Area Health Education Centers faculty, students make $6.8 million economic impact
3. Philanthropist invests $3.5 million in Buck Institutes Alzheimers drug development effort
4. 6 million euros for European Diabetes Research Network
5. 105 Million in U.S. Have Diabetes or Prediabetes, CDC Says
6. McGill awarded $1-million grant to address debilitating parasitic diseases in the developing world
7. Khalifa Foundation grants MD Anderson $150 million for cancer research
8. LSTM leads new £6 million ($9.3 million) health systems knowledge consortium
9. NARSAD announces $12.6 million for new generation of brain and behavior research
10. Violence against mothers linked to 1.8 million female infant and child deaths in India
11. U.S. Spending Millions to See if Herbs Truly Work
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... “BlackVue” was featured on NewsWatch as ... features the latest and coolest technology products available to ... NewsWatch, conducted the product review and shared with viewers ... in the car camera industry. , The need for ... hard to find the one that’s right per consumer, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Wright & ... behalf of Ohio and West Virginia residents who allege ... health disorders due to drinking C8 contaminated water ... Parkersburg, West Virginia. According to the C8 complaints, the ... either worked or lived in at least one of ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 23, 2014 Every year AlignLife clinics ... AlignLife experience rapid growth in the Greenville, SC area ... opportunity. AlignLife of Simpsonville will be partnering ... their first annual Toy Drive. These six offices came ... support with this year's toy drive. With so many ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 23, 2014 PrettyTailor , an ... a new big promotion. Customers can buy new dresses ... customers can visit its website. , As a matter ... occasion dresses. It mainly provides four types of wedding ... and flower girl dresses. It also provides a variety ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 23, 2014 Recently, Locks-Magnetic.com ... introduced a new promotion of mag locks for glass ... an attracting discount on these fresh products. Customers can ... locks for glass doors are in excellent performance. Customers ... the website as soon as possible. They also ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Leader in Front and Rear Facing In-Car Cameras was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 3Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 4Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices Join Together for a Local Toy Drive 2Health News:Customers Are Welcome to Shop at PrettyTailor.com 2Health News:Discounted Mag Locks for Glass Doors Revealed by Locks-Magnetic.com 2
... estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say ... rotavirus greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization for acute ... a leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration among ... a million deaths worldwide each year. The illness was ...
... ... from Pender County Schools and Framingham Public School District , ... Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 14, ... announced today that it will host a Webcast entitled “Learning from your Peers: 802.11n ...
... decline sharply and risk of dying increases, study finds , ... clot-busting drug alteplase (tPA) within 4.5 hours of having a ... later, Scottish doctors report. , It has been known that ... study shows for the first time that there is significant ...
... ... Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in CA, Stock is Soaring.,California company announces, after ... medical marijuana dispensaries compliant with state and local laws. The stock ... For more complete coverage on the Business of Medical Marijuana, ...
... ... is pleased to announce the introduction of the Periowave™ HHL-1000 cordless, handheld ... Association, Booth # 430 & 432. Both products represent over 10 ... ), and over 20 years pre-clinical research at University College London, England. ...
... ... brings the Legal Hold Pro™ service into doeDiscovery™. Further expanding doeLegal,s capabilities across the ... leadership role to offer increased value to all eDiscovery clients. , ... (PRWEB) May 14, 2010 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness 2Health News:Aerohive Networks Hosts Tech & Learning Customer Webcast Focusing on Easy to Deploy 802.11n Wi-Fi 2Health News:Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke 2Health News:Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke 3Health News:Cannabis Medical Solutions Announces Plan to Franchise Ownership of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California 2Health News:Cannabis Medical Solutions Announces Plan to Franchise Ownership of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California 3Health News:Periowave Dental Technologies Introduces Periowave™ HHL-1000 cordless, Handheld Laser at 2010 Ontario Dental Association Spring Meeting 2Health News:doeLegal and Zapproved Sign Alliance to Add Legal Hold Pro to Suite of Powerful Online Legal Solutions 2Health News:doeLegal and Zapproved Sign Alliance to Add Legal Hold Pro to Suite of Powerful Online Legal Solutions 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... DUBLIN , Nov. 21, 2014 Research ... "China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017" report ... The Chinese recombinant protein drug market ... demand rigidity, consumption ability and the like. During 2005-2013, ... hospitals grew at a CAGR of 19.1%, and it ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... diagnostic tests, has appointed Juliet Cunningham as ... Cunningham will be responsible for driving communications with the ... on a series of changes to increase shareholder value, ... to investors," said Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer. "We ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... and VIENNA, Va. , Nov. ... care provider that operates in Southern California ... provider of remote caregiving technology. Alta will be providing ... client receiving homecare services. Logo - ... is the key to providing the kind of affordable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Alere Appoints Juliet Cunningham to Lead Investor Relations 2Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2
... 18 Epiphany Biosciences announced results from its Phase ... shingles (herpes zoster) infection. The study,s primary endpoint ... in terms of time to complete crusting of the ... randomized into 3 arms: 1 gram of once-daily ...
... Nov. 18 Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD ), ... it entered into a biomarker alliance and services agreement with ... biomarker testing to the pharmaceutical industry. , Subject to the ... exclusive third-party provider of multiplexed protein biomarker testing services, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Epiphany Announces Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Trial in Shingles. 2Epiphany Announces Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Trial in Shingles. 3Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 2Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 3Covance Enters Into a Biomarker Alliance With Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. 4
... Pediatric Sarmiento-style PTB tibial orthosis ... Lined with closed-cell foam at bony ... Selection of 3 modular footpiece/shoe insert ... patient. Stretch Velcro® design fits especially ...
... is a lightweight patient friendly brace utilizing the ... The Escort provides patients with a lightweight ... Superior comfort and improved patient compliance is ... Escort Hip brace is the result of ...
Distinct male and female designs for proper anatomical fit. Hip and pelvic components sized independently. Rigid posterior tongue minimizes pelvic rotation. Available in black or white plastic. Aggre...
Modular hip abduction system designed to provide superior fit, adjustability and functionality for optimum patient stability, comfort and compliance...
Medicine Products: