See where our research is happening and read about the studies and research teams.

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1. Early detection of anastomosis leak

When bowel is rejoined after surgery, in 1 in 10 cases it doesn't heal properly and a leak happens in the body.Read more

2. Tackling obesity and type II diabetes

Obesity is a growing public health problem in developed countries. Can we find ways to suppress appetite without need for surgery?Read more

3. Stem cell transplantation in Crohn's disease

Stem cell transplantation has been shown to provide benefits for patients but can have serious side effects. Can we predict who will do well?Read more

4. Treating pain in Ulcerative Colitis

Our PhD student Michael Tranter is using insights from our Crohn's pain project to investigate better treatment for pain in Ulcerative ColitisRead more

5. Treating pain in Crohn's disease

This study is pinpointing the pain sensing nerves in the bowel to find better pain relief treatments for Crohn's patients.Read more

6. IBS School

Our PhD student, Valentina Passananti, is supporting people with IBS to find effective ways to self manage their condition.Read more

7. Diagnosing bile acid malabsorption

Often individuals with a condition called Bile Acid Malabsorption are mistakenly diagnosed with IBS or Inflammatory Bowel Disease.Read more

8. What is normal bowel function?

We need healthy volunteers for this study which will define the range for normal bowel function.Read more

9. A role for aspirin after bowel cancer surgery

Our PhD student, Danny Legge, is investigating a possible role for aspirin to improve how patients respond to the treatment they receive after surgery.Read more

10. Targeting areas of low oxygen in bowel tumours

Our PhD student, Hannah Bolland, is examining areas of tumours that are low in oxygen because these are hard to treat and so more dangerous.Read more

11. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for rectal cancer staging

Scanning for rectal cancer using CT and MRI cannot identify spread in areas such as lymph nodes and blood vessels, can we develop this?Read more

12. Harnessing cell competition to treat bowel cancer

Can we help normal cells to win the cell competition with cancer cells? At each stage of development cancer cells compete with their neighbours for survival.Read more

13. Targeting APC loss to treat bowel cancer

Our PhD student, Hannah Shailes, aims to pinpoint new therapies by researching a mutation in the gene Adenomatis Polyposis Coli (APC).Read more

14. Understanding survival in advanced bowel cancer

Some people with advanced bowel cancer respond very well to treatment. Can this group hold clues to a better prognosis for everyone?Read more

15. Studying the microbiome to target bowel cancer

The “microbiome” refers to the trillions of bacteria that live in our colon. Recent studies have shown that this is altered in bowel cancer.Read more

16. Exercising with a stoma

No other study has evaluated the benefits of a physical activity intervention specifically for patients with a stoma.Read more

17. The role of COMMD1 in bowel cancer

COMMD1 is a molecule that is found in our cells. Researchers believe that it may be very important in how bowel cancer develops.Read more