Case studies

Through our research, we're making a real difference to people's lives. Browse stories in this section to learn more about how we're improving health through the work we do.

Penny’s story

Penny’s story

The sadness of having three miscarriages has now turned to joy for Penny and her partner with the safe arrival of their daughter Layla, after taking part in the ALIFE2 clinical trial at St Mary’s

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Charlie’s story

Charlie’s story

Charlie had always been an active person with a passion for photography. When diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, severe pain meant he was unable to do his hobbies. He shares how research helped him.

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Becky’s story

Becky’s story

At the age of 24 and with a family history of breast cancer, Becky was the youngest person in Britain to undergo preventative surgery before being diagnosed. 

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Eli’s story

Eli’s story

Lucy, a paediatric nurse and her partner Shaun from Salford share their story about their experience of their son, Eli, taking part in research at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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James’ story

James’ story

James, 12, was invited to take part in a clinical research study at the Children's Clinical Research Facility at CMFT for his severe atopic eczema.

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A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste is a school workshop, established in 2009, where post-16 biology students investigate how humans and chimpanzees evolved to taste a particular chemical.

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Jackie’s study

Jackie’s study

Jackie Nash, 55 years old from Lancashire was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2013 and shares her experience of research.

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#DesignforMSK

#DesignforMSK

#DesignforMSK brings young people aged 16-26 with MSK conditions together with designers to create prototype products that could improve their daily lives and will be curated into an exhibition.

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