The EBSI newsletter will be circulated on a quarterly basis and will keep members informed of current EBSI developments, news and health research funding opportunities.
How members of the Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute are making headlines
Cancer Research UK have awarded £205,000 over three years to Elena Klenova, Igor Chernukhin and Dawn Farrar (left) to look at the early reversible changes in the genes linked with breast cancer development. This study will be first performed in model systems in the lab and then using clinical tissue to validate the findings. This research will help researchers to understand the very early molecular mechanisms responsible for the reversible changes in genes associated with breast cancer development. Dawn Farrar discussed this project live on BBC Essex on 30th March.
Dr Gavin Sandercock recently appeared on BBC Essex, BBC Radio London, Dream 100 and Southend and Chelmsford Radio discussing his research which shows that children who skip breakfast either occasionally or routinely are less fit, less active and more likely to be overweight or obese than those who always eat breakfast. This work also featured in the Times Higher Education pages and the Guardian.
Dr Gavin Sandercock's research on fitness levels in children has featured heavily in the press in recent months with features in local newspapers and The Telegraph, radio and on the BBC health pages. This work was also cited in the Chief Medical officers annual report.
Professor Chris Cooper commented on the difficulties of creating a synthetic alternative to human blood in a recent feature in The Independent
Dr. Murray Griffin and Dr. Matt Taylor's research, in collaboration with Colchester Hospital, on the use of the Wii in the prevention of falls in the elderly featured recently in The Telegraph. Dr Murray also discussed this work on the Dave Monk show, BBC Essex on March 13th.