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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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Establishment of a Resource for Long-Term Study of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the UK

An infrastructure grant providing £1.94m to establish a national clinical research database and biobank of data and samples from 10,000 patients to support HCV research in the UK.

Lead researcher: Prof John Mclauchlan
Research area: Infectious diseases
Disease or condition: Liver disease
Research organisation: University of Glasgow
Funding type: Infrastructure grant
Status: Live
Amount: £1,976,918
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PsySTAR Programme (national PhD training programme for psychiatrists)

We provided £2m support for a national PhD training programme to train academic psychiatrists in the modern neuroscience techniques needed by the future leaders of mental health research.

Lead researcher: Prof Stephen Lawrie
Research area: Mental health
Disease or condition: Mental health
Research organisation: University of Edinburgh
Funding type: Studentship
Status: Live
Amount: £1,977,354
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National PhD training programme in Antimicrobial resistance research

The creation of a dedicated national PhD Training programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to build a network of new researchers to help tackle this huge health challenge.

Lead researcher: Dr Matthew Avison
Research area: Antimicrobial resistance
Disease or condition: Antimicrobial resistance
Research organisation: University of Bristol
Funding type: Studentship
Status: Live
Amount: £2,838,607
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Pathways to self-harm: Biological mechanisms and genetic contribution

An Medical Research Foundation-MRC funded investigation into whether bad experiences in early life – such as physical and sexual abuse, or emotional neglect – are associated with specific biological processes linked with self-harm.

Lead researcher: Dr Becky Mars
Research area: Mental health
Disease or condition: Self-harm
Research organisation: University of Bristol
Funding type: Research grant
Status: Live
Amount: £203,484
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The Triple A study (Adolescents with Anorexia and Autism): A search for biomarkers

A Medical Research Foundation-MRC funded study of adolescent anorexia nervosa patients with autism spectrum disorder symptoms when they first present for treatment.

Lead researcher: Dr Kate Tchanturia
Research area: Mental health
Disease or condition: Eating disorders
Research organisation: King's College London
Funding type: Research grant
Status: Live
Amount: £163,747
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