Grant Awarded for Study into the Role of Platelets in Pulmonary Fibrosis

I mentioned in a previous post that £10K raised at our successful UCLH Charity Bike Ride in June will fund a clinical study looking into the role of platelets in pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

We are extremely happy to tell you that Dr Joanna Porter and Dr Chris Scotton from the Centre for Respiratory Research (CRR) have been awarded a competitive grant of £38K by the Clinical Research and Development Committee at UCLH to investigate the role of inflammation in PF. In particularthis will allow important studies to look at the role of platelets and white blood cells in PF.  These findings may suggest new ways to treat PF by preventing platelet and white blood cell activation.  The money will be used to employ a scientist for this lab-based study, Dr Carine Rebeyrol, who is currently working on lung disease at INSERM in Paris, to join the CRR and to bring her expertise to combine with our own.

We will keep you updated.