The Urostomy Association has provided funds for Newcastle Biomedicine to conduct research into anti-microbial peptides in urinary infections.
Newcastle Biomedicine embodies the close partnership between Newcastle University and the NHS Urology Research Group.
Urologists help people with urinary tract problems, which chiefly involve dysfunction of the prostate, kidney, bladder and male sexual organs. Newcastle Biomedicine's research is focused on the translation of advances in the understanding of disease into changes to the way we care for patients. Current areas of research interest concern:
- Androgen responsive pathways in prostate cancer
- Anti-microbial peptides in urinary infections
- Somatic stem cell biology
- Urodynamic investigation
- Clinical trials and Health Service Research
This work involves collaborations between urologists based at the Freeman Hospital and School of Surgical and Reproductive Sciences with scientists working in the Institutes that make up the Medical Faculty.
For a fuller report on the research project click here.
The UA's executive is also negotiating the funding of future research projects.