Projects we've funded
Dr Harriet Groom
SAMHD1: a powerful protein with potential
Researchers in infectious diseases around the world have been excited in recent years by the potential of the protein SAMHD1 in therapies for a variety of diseases, including infections such as HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Dr Hoi Ping Mok, Dr Mark Wills and Prof Andrew Lever
Towards a cure for HIV: investigating viral latency
Over the last year, the Evelyn Trust has been funding research to investigate viral latency and reactivation – the mechanism by which viruses such as HIV ‘sleep’ and then ‘reawaken’ when treatment stops.
Puss in Boots
Breaking down cultural barriers in Wisbech
Late last year the Rosmini Centre was awarded three years of funding from the Evelyn Trust to recruit and train ten extra volunteers from the migrant communities who will go on to engage and mentor 200 local children and young people.
The Pain Clinic in Addenbrooke’s have devoloped an internet-based database system that allows patients and their clinicians to come up with different ways of recording pain or other symptoms.
Tackling the root causes of poor health
Any GP will tell you that that a huge proportion of the patients seen each day in primary care have problems that are impacting on physical and mental health, but that a GP cannot solve.
Bridging the funding gap
Families suffering from poverty and disadvantage turn to services for a safety net. But what happens when those services lose funding and are no longer available to offer help and support?
Brain scan from a patient with CADASIL. A dark hole in the white matter high signal (top left) shows a lacunar infarct - a small stroke
Telemedicine improves lives for CADASIL sufferers
Professor Markus and his team recognised that some CADASIL patients found the regular journeys to Cambridge long, arduous and expensive and it was agreed that a trial of telemedicine might be the answer.
The Evelyn Trust ‘Illuminates’ life
A confidence-building coaching workshop delivered by local charity Illuminate designed for people with mental health issues has recorded a positive shift in self-confidence, resilience and motivation.