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Research Supported By The Medical Council

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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Dr. C. C. Booth—Clinical Research Centre, Harrow

  • Fetal and Neonatal Development; the effect of infections in pregnancy.
  • Simple methods of perinatal monitoring of the mother and child.
  • Identification of the components of human milk that protect new-born infants against e.coli enteritis.
  • Infra-red and schlieren studies of infants in incubators.
  • Perinatal growth and development.
  • Abnormal organic acidurias in identification of inborn errors of metabolism particularly mental retardation and severe metabolic disturbance in neonatal period.
  • New methods for the diagnosis of the inborn errors of metabolism in the carrier state, prenatally, postnatally and in adults.
  • Role of hereditary metabolic disease in stillbirths and perinatal deaths.
  • Encephalography of fetus and newborn infant.
  • Study of intrauterine growth of the fetus by ultrasonography: early identification of fetal distress, abnormalities and "small for date" babies.
  • Infectious agents in respiratory distress of neonates.

Professor H. J. Evans—MRC Clinical and Population Cytogenetics Unit, Edinburgh

  • Cytogenetics of selected populations, family studies and clinical follow-up of chromosomally abnormal.
  • Chromosome polymorphisms in man: incidence, transmission and possible clinical and genetic consequences.

Dr. C. O. Carter—MRC Clinical Genetics Unit, London

Study of Isoenzymes in leukaemic cells.

Dr. R. G. Whitehead, Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge

Epidemiological studies of nutritional status in pregnant and lactating women and their infants and other groups at risk in the United Kingdom.

Dr. R. S. Bray—MRC Laboratories, The Gambia, West Africa

Infantile diarrhoea.

Dr. G. R. Sergeant—MRC Laboratories, Jamaica

  • Continuous longterm studies on management of adult and paediatric sickle cell clinics.
  • Longterm sickle cell cohort study.

Professor R. Illsley—MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Aberdeen

Maternal and Neonatal Data Bank.

Dr. T. Lind—Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Maternal physiological adaptations during normal and abnormal pregnancy and their relation to fetal growth and development.

Dr. H. C. Whittle—Zaria, Nigeria

Immunological study of measles and malnutrition, and meningococcal infection.

Professor J. Dobbing—Manchester University

Vulnerable periods in developing brain.

Dr. Margaret Ounsted—Oxford University

Studies of fetal growth rate and the long term effects of obstetric and medical care in at risk pregnancies.

Dr. E. N. Thompson—Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff

Participation in the MRC Childhood Leukaemia Trials.

Professor D. Hull—Nottingham University

Radiant heat exchanges between human newborn infants and their environments.

Dr. J. Martin—Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

Participation in clinical trials and investigations of childhood Leukaemia and nephroblastoma.

Professor R. R. A. Coombs—Cambridge University

Modified anaphylactic reaction to cows milk as a cause of cot death.

Professor S. Campbell—King's College Hospital Medical School, London

Fetal welbeing in diabetic women; assessment by ultrasound head to abdomen ratio and fetal breathing measurements.

Dr. T. Lind—Newcastle upon Tyne University

Maternal physiological adaptations during normal and abnormal pregnancy and their relation to fetal growth and development.

Dr. A. D. Bain—Edinburgh University

The contribution of chromosome abnormalities to stillbirths, neonatal deaths and abortions over 20 weeks gestation.

Dr. Pauline M. Emerson—Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Leaukaemia trials.

Professor E. O. R. Reynolds—University College Hospital Medical School, London

Detection of brain-damage in newborn infants by ultrasound.

Dr. D. P. Southall—Cardiothoracic Institute, London

Are newborn infants with cardiac arrhythmias, prolonged aphoea, or both, at excess risk of sudden infant death?


Professor E. Alberman—London Medical College

A project to measure the success of medical care in reducing the morbidity as well as mortality of babies weighing 2,000g or less at birth.

Professor J. Knowelden—Sheffield University

Multicentre study of post-perinatal mortality.

Dr. I. Chalmers—National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford

Confidential enquiries into perinatal deaths and documentation, validation and co-ordination of local perinatal survey data.

Professor F. Harris—Liverpool University

Liverpool congenital malformation register.

Professor R. E. A. Mapes—Medical Sociology Research Centre, Swansea University

Advice to parents during the ante-natal period.

Dr. A. Baldwin—Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, Oxford

Effect of termination of pregnancy on subsequent pregnancy outcome and long-term morbidity.

Dr. C. Kay—Royal College of General Practitioners

Study of sequelae of abortion.