funding medical research into
cancer, rheumatology and arthritis

Contributon towards the purchase of stereoscopic microscope

The JGW Patterson Foundation has contributed to the purchase of several items of complex, and very expensive, specialist equipment including a sophisticated stereoscopic microscope fitted with minute tools for the dissection of tissues. Using this equipment Professor Debbie Tweddle and her research team are using stem cells to model the normal development of the sympathetic nervous system which gives rise to a form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma which, when advanced, can be very difficult to treat. Detailed knowledge of how and why neuroblastomas arise will enable her to suggest new forms of treatment.

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