Entries by Neale Sterio

Longitudinal brain changes in childhood A-T

Research Project information Principal researcher: Dr Rob Dineen Institute: University of Nottingham Cost: £92,966 over 18 months in partnership with BrAshA-T Start Date: April 2018 What are the researchers proposing to do? Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a genetic condition that leads to nervous system problems, particularly loss of coordination of movement that progresses through childhood. In the previous study, […]

Identifying new therapies for blood cancers in patients with A-T

Research Project information Principal researcher: Professor Malcolm Taylor Institute:  University of Birmingham Cost: £128,810.50 over 24 months in partnership with BrAshA-T Start Date: February 2018 What are the researchers proposing to do? Patients with Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) have an increased risk of developing blood cancers. These patients do not have a protein called ATM which is important for […]

Unravelling the antibody deficiency in Ataxia Telangiectasia

Research Project information Principal researcher: Associate Professor Mirjam Van der Burg Institute: Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), The Netherlands Cost: £100,000 over 24 months Start Date: January 2018 What are the researchers proposing to do? Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare inherited condition characterised by progressive cerebellar ataxia, chromosomal instability, immunodeficiency, and cancer susceptibility. Patients’ lives are shortened, usually […]

Optimising lung imaging in people with Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) applying improved MRI techniques

Research Project information Principal researcher: Dr Peter Merkus Institute: Radboud University Medical Centre, the Netherlands Cost: £87,810 over 36 months Start Date: 1st November 2017 What are the researchers proposing to do? The Dutch team will study how they can develop improved lung imaging in A-T patients using advanced MRI techniques instead of conventional chest X-ray or CT imaging. […]

WLCF small grant awarded to Action for A-T

Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced recently that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Action for A-T. The donation will support work being undertaken at Nottingham University Hospital, which aims to measure the lung heath in A-T patients. This involves a […]

A zebrafish model of Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T)

Research Project information Principal researcher: Dr Andrew Grierson Institute:  Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) & The Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield Cost: £88,710 over 36 months Start Date: April 2017 Zebrafish are small tropical fish that are gaining popularity for academic and industry-led research into human diseases. Almost all human disease genes (approx. 70%) have an […]