Jan 9, 2012

Sixty years of research.

A charity which has invested more than £100m into research including studies at Oxford is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 
Action Medical Research was founded in 1952 by Duncan Guthrie in a quest to find a cure for polio. Since then it has helped researchers achieve scientific breakthroughs to help reduce the suffering of sick babies and children.
The charity currently awards about £3m in grants and research training fellowships every year.

Projects currently being supported include a study on birth asphyxia at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Work on developing a vaccine for meningitis B at Oxford University has also received funding from the charity.