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Research Without Animals Update Spring 2012

New model for breast cancer researchThe Lord Dowding Fund has teamed up with researchers at the University of Leeds on a ground breaking, all human model of breast cancer. Our primary aim is to validate...

2012 projects funded by the LDF

Since it was founded in 1974, the Lord Dowding Fund has awarded grants to researchers working on a wide range of fields including microsurgery, toxicity testing of dental fillings, breast and lung cancer,...

Current LDF research Winter 2011

3D breast cancer modelDr Debbie Holliday’s project at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine aims to validate two in vitro models of breast cancer; a 3-dimensional cell culture and a tissue slice model....

Interview with Professor Dewhurst

Professor David Dewhurst is Director of Learning Technology at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh and 2011 marked an amazing 25 years of funding from the LDF. As...

LDF funded project at Aston University continues to produce internationally reviewed findings

The continuing partnership between Aston University’s Brain Centre and the LDF has produced four papers in international peer reviewed journals in the last six months. The LDF project, led by Professor...

2010 - ReCAL 2

Professor David Dewhurst at the University of Edinburgh has been awarded a new grant for 2010 which will enable the fruition of the ReCAL project – one which will have spanned a longstanding LDF collaboration...

2010 - Neuroimaging

The well established and successful collaboration LDF maintains with Professor Paul Furlong at Aston University will be extended as LDF grants funding for a further five years. Professor Furlong had...

LDF cartilage research showcased at international conference

The ongoing novel research by Dr Vehid Salih and Dr Jamie Harle, into a human, in vitro model of cartilage for testing the healing properties of ultrasound, has continued to produce pleasing results. Currently,...

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