New Research Project

by | Mar 17, 2016 | 3 comments

On Monday I travelled to Cambridge as I had a meeting with seven Professors regarding a new research project that would take place at 11am on Tuesday.  I had a meeting with a member and her partner who had travelled to south Wales from London at 11am on Monday and so I didn’t leave Bridgend until 12:30.  The idea of travelling the day before was that I could take it easy and as the route involved the M25 which is often a trouble-spot.  Going on the Monday would mean that if there were any delays I would still make the 11am meeting.  The planned four hour journey took me six and a half due to an accident on the ’25 that closed the motorway in both directions in order that the air ambulance might land.  I was stuck on the motorway for two and a half hours travelling only 1 mile in that time.

So anyway I eventually arrived at the budget hotel at just after 7pm – way past my bedtime, but I was early for the meeting the next day.  And what a meeting it was.  It will be a continuation of the current research project that is looking at B12 though it will be much more in-depth and will investigate the amazing processes that allow B12 to be absorbed by the body.  It will involve three teams of researchers from three universities.  It is a grand project and I really do wish I could tell you more but I am unable to do so.  What I can tell you is that it is an in-depth investigation involving the treatment of Pernicious Anaemia and will cost around 5-6 million pounds.  And we, as a society, are a central part of the project.  Now it is a matter of meeting the deadline for the outline proposal by mid April and so I expect to be busy.  More of this later…..

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  1. Jane

    What a horrible journey, Martyn! But what fabulous news regarding a proper study of PA and its treatment. Can’t wait to learn more in due course. Could be the beginning of the disease being understood better, diagnosed earlier, treated more effectively – and generally given the serious consideration it deserves.

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  2. Karyl Carter

    Fantastic news Martyn. Thank you for all you do and look forward to more news in due course.

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  3. Kitty Kilbey

    I had Pernicious Anaemia as a teenager and was sectioned in an adolescent psychiatric hospital. No-one would take me seriously when i kept saying there ws something physically wrong with me. I am SO glad this is happening. In 2 weeks after having B12 injections my life changed forever!

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