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

Our vision is to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives.

Although the full, long-term impact of our funding will only really be understood in years to come, we are already seeing significant impact from the research projects and scientists we have helped to support.

Have a look at the projects we've funded below or visit our News and Events page to read the latest research findings.

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Development of a novel ex vivo “breathing” lung slice model to investigate the dynamic relationship between tidal ventilation, deep inspiration and the development of airway remodelling

A Medical Research Foundation-Asthma UK fellowship to investigate the complex relationship between normal breathing, airway closure and the activation of a protein called TGFβ.

Lead researcher: Dr Amanda Tatler
Research area: Respiratory diseases
Disease or condition: Asthma
Research organisation: University of Nottingham
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Completed
Amount: £132,927
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Airway Smooth Muscle (ASM) DNA methylation: A novel target for asthma therapy

Research that seeks to understand new ways in which environmental factors drive chronic airway inflammation and the resulting remodelling of the airways.

Lead researcher: Dr Rachel Clifford
Research area: Respiratory diseases
Disease or condition: Asthma
Research organisation: University of Nottingham
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Completed
Amount: £209,462
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Analysis of rhinoviruses replication complexes to identify host cell targets for the development of antiviral drugs for the treatment of asthma exacerbations.

A Medical Research Foundation-Asthma UK fellowship to determine the human proteins essential for common cold virus replication and survival in order to help asthma sufferers.

Lead researcher: Dr Aurelie Mousnier
Research area: Respiratory diseases
Disease or condition: Asthma
Research organisation: Queen's University Belfast
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Live
Amount: £210,000
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Chitinase-like proteins: the missing link in allergen-induced neutrophilic inflammation.

A Medical Research Foundation-Asthma UK fellowship to investigate the biological function of a group of proteins that are known to be produced in higher levels in the lungs of people with asthma.

Lead researcher: Dr Tara Sutherland
Research area: Respiratory diseases
Disease or condition: Asthma
Research organisation: University of Manchester
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Live
Amount: £202,462
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The impact of pre- and perinatal ADAM33 induced airway re-modelling on sensitivity to environmental challenges and the early life development of asthma

A Medical Resaerch Foundation-Asthma UK fellowship to investigate the role of a rogue gene (called ADAM33) on developing lung cells.

Lead researcher: Dr Hans Michael Haitchi
Research area: Respiratory diseases
Disease or condition: Asthma
Research organisation: University of Southampton
Funding type: Fellowship
Status: Completed
Amount: £207,032
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