Ben Ravenhill at work in the lab
Investigating the cell’s defences when under viral attack
Dr Ben Ravenhill, an Internal Medicine Trainee and Academic Clinical Fellow at Addenbrooke’s was recently awarded funds by the Evelyn Trust to investigate how cells defend themselves when under attack from a flavivirus.
Photograph by Colin Hattersley
Helping to reduce anxiety in young patients
The Evelyn Trust has funded Teapot Trust to provide an art therapist to the paediatric rheumatology clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The first reports show important impacts on the mood and behaviour of children.
Investigating improvements to immunotherapy
In 2017, we reported on the establishment of the new Patrick Sissons Evelyn Trust Research Fellowship in Infection and Immunity. We talk to Iosifina Foskolou - the first incumbent - about the goals for her three-year research fellowship.
Building resilience in children and families
To meet a growing need in mental health services for children and families, three local agencies came together to launch the Stronger Families – Building Resilience project.
1:1 support for young people’s mental health
A Mental Health Outreach Project run by charity Centre 33 offers a free, flexible, community-based 1:1 service for vulnerable young people. The project works to reduce their isolation and build their support networks.
Helping profoundly deaf patients to hear
15 to 20% of patients find cochlea implants ineffective, with speech, music and other sounds horribly distorted and background noise overwhelming. Even the best implant performance does not deliver anywhere close to ‘normal’ hearing.
Sensory toys from the toy library
When your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and your family is also struggling with challenges such as poverty or unemployment, life can become very hard indeed.
Beta cell immunology
Investigating the role of individual immune systems in type 1 diabetes
Researchers around the world have been investigating the autoimmune response which causes type 1 diabetes with the aim of influencing that response and so ultimately preventing, or curing, the disease.
Helping children to face family bereavement
Cambridgeshire charity STARS recognised a gap in local services for children faced with an imminent bereavement of a parent, or other close family member.