These are the research projects that BDRF are working on  If you’re thinking about starting your own project and would like to apply for a bursary, please see our how to apply page.

All of our work is reliant on fundraising – we get no financial support from the government.  If you would like to support our work we would be delighted if you would consider making a donation here. 

Improving treatment of bowel cancer by studying the use of a specific protein during colonoscopy in order to identify those abnormal and cancer cells missed by current methods

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Investigation to discover if the presence of a genetic defect in a particular protein indicates that bowel cancer cells will not spread around the body, thus removing the need for chemotherapy

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The development of a tissue-engineered gut in the laboratory to improve bowel transplantation for those patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who have suffered irreparable damage to their gut

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