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An Analysis of Health Behaviour Modifications in Alleviating Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR) 01 Apr 2016

Cancer afflicts a considerable number of people and may have significant impact on them, such as heart problems and infertility. Distressful emotions, including loneliness and Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR) might be experienced. FCR is extrememly common among cancer survivors to varying degrees. In addition, high levels have been associated with depression, hopelessness and other undesirable consequences . As a highly prevalent unmet need of cancer survivors, such implications on their quality of life reveal the importance of research into FCR to improve care for cancer survivors. This research project aims to further investigate the relationship between loneliness, distress and FCR. In particular, it also seeks to study whether modifications in health behaviours can alleviate FCR. Research suggests that diet and physical activity may be key factors in reducing cancer risk. Furthermore, it is thought that FCR might motivate health behavior modifications in cancer survivors. However, more research is needed to delineate this relationship. Moreover, a theoretical understanding of if and how changing health behaviours may help the survivors manage their fears is not available. Therefore, the project will explore the relations between health behaviour modifications and FCR through interviews and surveys to attain both qualitative and quantitative data.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Molecular viable count testing in Pseudomonas chronic bronchial infection 01 Apr 2016

In this project, a novel Molecular Bacterial Load (MBL) assay that is able to quantify viable Pseudomonas in samples will be developed. Primers will specifically target the 16SrRNA in Pseudomonas bacteria. This will allow the assay to determine the presence of Pseudomonas bacteria in samples, as well as quantify the number of organisms that are alive. Compared to current techniques for determining the presence and viability of organisms in acute and chronic Pseudomonas infections, the MBL assay will provide results significantly faster, and will be much more specific. This means that the technology could be applied clinically as a new tool to monitor the response of patient to antimicrobial therapy, and ensure that there is not resistance to the selected treatment. This is relevant particularly in patients with chronic respiratory disease such as Cystic Fibrosis, where a chronic (and inadequately treated) Pseudomonas infection can significantly increase morbidity and risk of mortality. Key objectives for this project include: developing a 16SrRNA primer for Pseudomonas to be used in the MBL assay; to determine the specificity of the assay by testing it against organisms that are taxonomically related to Pseudomonas; and to validate the assay with a pre-existing clinical sample set.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Rapid functional characterization of patient-derived neural stem cells 01 Apr 2016

Human stem cells bring a great promise for personalized regenerative medicine, in vitro studies of patient-specific human diseases and new generation of effective drug-screening methods. In the last years, patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) have been increasingly used in clinical trials of novel therapies and more fundamental studies on the genetic neuronal disorders. However, the great variability and heterogeneous behaviour of patient-derived iPSC lines has been recognized as a major obstacle in their clinical applications and in conclusive interpretation of in vitro studies and drug screening assays. Their functional electrical properties responsible for the neural function are particularly important for the success of neuroregenerative stem cell treatment. However, they are extremely difficult to study using traditional electrode-based methods and the selection of functionally optimal transplant cell line is currently unfeasible. In this project, we will apply our recently developed experimental system capable of rapid functional analysis of living neural cells to human iPSC-derived neurons. Using our light-based optogenetics approach we will aim to demonstrate an efficient methodology for selection of the optimal transplant iPSC line for neuroregenerative therapy based on its electrophysiological characteristics. Our non-invasive approach will enable complete electrophysiological characterization of hundreds of cells within each sample.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Archival Research into the Theatrical Component of Early Modern Spanish Medical Practice. 29 May 2015

Archival research in four different locations in Spain, one week each. In each case, the goal is to find information in legal and other documents regarding any theatrical component in any medical practice, including the sale of medicine. These components can range from simple street-hawking, to setting up shop in a public place, to oration and speech-making in a public place, including song-and-dance as a means to attract and convince patients. 1) Archivo Hist rico Nacional: The Consejos section is housed here, which contains legal documents related to the licensing and disputes involving medical practitioners in Madrid. 2) Archivo General de Simancas: This archive contains legal documents related to the licensing and disputes involving medical practitioners, especially salary disputes, that are not contained in the Archivo Hist rico Nacional. 3) Archivo de la Real Chanciller a de Valladolid: This archive contains the documentation of many lawsuits involving medical pract itioners. 4) Archivo del Reino de Valencia: This archive a source of documentation on what Mar a Luz L pez Terrada calls extra-academic medical practices , evidence of which may not be covered by documents in other archives, or has been lost, or destroyed elsewhere.

Amount: £2,943
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Biomedical Vacation Scholarship 23 Jun 2014

Not available

Amount: £4,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Biomedical Vacation Scholarship. 24 Jun 2013

Not available

Amount: £2,880
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Biomedical Vacation Scholarship. 25 Jun 2012

Not available

Amount: £2,880
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Biomedical Vacation Scholarships 20 May 2011

Not available

Amount: £1,440
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Biomedical vacation scholarship. 29 May 2009

Not available

Amount: £4,320
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of St Andrews

Grant to Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers 20 Mar 2015

as a staff grant towards the running costs of an organisation which brings people together to knit and sew for good causes

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Tudor Trust
Recipient: Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers
Region: East of England
District: Broadland District

The Loop 01 Nov 2017

To deliver 3 Progress Group programmes to help improve peoples mental wellbeing.

Amount: £1,910
Funder: Suffolk Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteering Matters

The Loop - Living Well 07 Jun 2018

To help 50 people improve their mental and physical wellbeing by undertaking various activities.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Suffolk Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteering Matters

The Loop - Living Well 06 Jun 2018

To help 50 people improve their mental and physical wellbeing by undertaking various activities.

Amount: £2,500
Funder: Suffolk Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteering Matters

Craft materials, training, expenses, hire of halls 24 Aug 2004

The project is to set up craft/social clubs for older people. The money is for hire of meeting rooms, materials and travel costs for outings.

Amount: £3,292
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Sir Ynys Mon - Isle of Anglesey

WW2 reminiscence project 24 Jun 2005

CSV Media Northern Ireland will use their award to hold events in order to collect memories about life during the Second World War. These memories will be recorded on the BBC People's War website. The memories will be recorded by trained volunteers along with Community Service Volunteer staff.

Amount: £3,540
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Northern Ireland
District: Belfast

RSVP Volunteers 14 Dec 2005

Under their Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme, this group will place volunteers over 50 years of age with York's Out Of School clubs. They will bring experience and creativity to children under 10 years old. The award is for volunteer expenses, promotional materials, room hire and CSV travel expenses.

Amount: £4,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
District: York

Country Parks for All 09 Feb 2007

A project to take a group of young people on a residential weekend in the countryside by this group in Birmingham.

Amount: £3,227
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District

Skills for the Community 19 Feb 2007

The project is to build the skills of volunteers. The money is for facilitators, workshop costs and travel expenses.

Amount: £4,973
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

RSVP Devon 16 Apr 2009

This charity will use funding to hold a publicity drive to recruit and train new volunteers. The project will encourage more people to volunteer and will enable the charity to extend its service throughout Devon. The grant will contribute towards events costs, display stands, projector hire, publicity and training.

Amount: £3,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: South West
District: South Hams District