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Donations provided by our supporters have been used to fund an enormous range of important medical research.

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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From ALS exomes to Functional assays: turning candidates into confirmed genes

A fellowship to investigate the role and biological mechanisms of two potentially pathological mutant genetic variants in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lead researcher: Dr Bradley Smith
Research area: Neurodegenerative diseases
Disease or condition: Motor Neuron disease (ALS)
Research organisation: King's College London
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Live
Amount: £289,847
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The cause and effect of SOD1 destabilization on motor neuron disease

A research grant to investigate the changes in the structure of a protein known as superoxide in the most common motor neurone disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lead researcher: Professor Samar Hasnain
Research area: Neurodegenerative diseases
Disease or condition: Motor Neuron disease (ALS)
Research organisation: University of Liverpool
Funding type: Research grant
Status: Live
Amount: £251,364
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Dissecting the role of the paraspeckle in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A fellowship to determine the protective function of a protein-bound structure to prevent pathological aggregation in the most common motor neurone disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lead researcher: Dr Tatyana Shelkovnikova
Research area: Neurodegenerative diseases
Disease or condition: Motor Neuron disease (ALS)
Research organisation: Cardiff University
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Live
Amount: £280,291
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Biological imaging facility

We provided £1.8m for state-of-the-art equipment in the Francis Crick Institute’s Biomedical Imaging Facility.

Research area: Biological imaging
Disease or condition: Biological imaging
Research organisation: The Francis Crick Institute
Funding type: Infrastructure grant
Status: Live
Amount: £1,821,914
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IMAGINE ID: Intellectual disability and mental health: assessing the genomic impact on neurodevelopment

A unique programme of research to understand how very rare genetic errors in children with intellectual disabilities (ID) can increase the risk of mental illness.

Lead researcher: Prof David Skuse
Research area: Mental health
Disease or condition: Intellectual disabilities
Research organisation: University College London
Funding type: Research grant
Status: Live
Amount: £900,000
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