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Many of the projects featured here are still active and the full impact of funding them will not be known for many years – we are investing in the future of health. Have a look at projects we've funded and use the filters to find the research you’re most interested in.

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Pain perception in looked after young people with self-harm

A Medical Research Foundation-MRC funded study to investigate the link between pain and self-harm, and whether people at risk of self-harm have a different level of pain sensitivity.

Lead researcher: Dr Dennis Ougrin
Research area: Mental health
Disease or condition: Self-harm
Research organisation: King's College London
Funding type: Research grant
Status: Live
Amount: £183,418
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Dissemination of the research findings from the Anti-Retroviral research for Watoto (ARROW trial)

A dissemination project to ensure the results of research that demonstrated how to treat children with HIV reach policy makers and health practioners.

Lead researcher: Professor Diana Gibb
Research area: Infectious diseases
Disease or condition: HIV
Research organisation: MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UCL
Funding type: Dissemination award
Status: Live
Amount: £28,473
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Developing a long-lasting legacy of improved health and educational outcomes stemming from genetic research findings in the Amish

An extension of a dissemination programme of about six newly identified inherited neurodevelopmental disorders in the Amish community.

Lead researcher: Dr Emma Baple
Research area: Neurodevelopmental disorders
Disease or condition: Intellectual disabilities
Research organisation: University of Exeter
Funding type: Dissemination award
Status: Live
Amount: £30,000
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A Dissemination programme aimed at improving outcomes for Amish families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders

Funding to disseminate the clinically relevant research findings about six newly identified inherited neurodevelopmental disorders in the Amish community to affected families, clinicians and education providers.

Lead researcher: Dr Emma Baple
Research area: Neurodevelopmental disorders
Disease or condition: Intellectual disabilities
Research organisation: University of Exeter
Funding type: Dissemination award
Status: Live
Amount: £60,000
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Dissemination of research results: Legends and disease – the truth behind the Irish giant

Dissemination of findings in a book related to data that has been collected about cases of gigantism, which brings together endocrinology, genetic disease, medical history, local folklore and legends and epidemiology.

Lead researcher: Professor Marta Korbonitis
Research area: Growth disorders
Disease or condition: Pituitary adenomas
Research organisation: Queen Mary University
Funding type: Dissemination award
Status: Live
Amount: £2,500
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