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RAFT begins research into new treatments for pathological scarring

This month, RAFT began work on developing new treatments for keloid scars, which occur in genetically susceptible people. Keloids appear after damage to the skin, when a wounded site forms a persistent scar which aggressively outgrows the original boundaries of the wound, invading surrounding skin. Although not life threatening, keloid scars are unsightly and can […]

RAFT begins research into new treatments for pathological scarring

Paper by RAFT intern to be published in ‘Tissue Engineering’ journal

A paper written by Evan Davison-Kotler, as part of the work he carried out during an internship at RAFT last year, is to appear in ‘Tissue Engineering’. The paper is entitled ‘A New and Universal Classification System of Skin Substitutes Inspired by Factorial Design’. Dr Elena Garcia and Dr Vaibhav Sharma of RAFT’s research team […]

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Leonor Stjepic to speak at ‘Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018’ conference

Leonor Stjepic, Chief Executive of RAFT will speak at the ‘Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018’ conference, which takes place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on 20th March 2018. The event, organised by the ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) and AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities), will explore case studies highlighting the […]

Leonor Stjepic to speak at 'Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018' conference

Indian Ocean Row crew members interviewed on Sky News

Crew members Billy Taylor and Robin Buttery were interviewed on Sky News about their rowing challenge which is scheduled for June 2018. Billy and Robin are part of a team who plan on becoming the fastest four-man crew to row the Indian Ocean, while also conducting a research project that has the potential to redefine Parkinson’s […]

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RAFT Launches Awards Programme to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    Anyone watching BBC2’s Surgeons: At the Edge of Life will understand the importance of reconstructive plastic surgery.  RAFT’s 30th Anniversary Awards will highlight this vital work and the role of research to help surgeons provide better treatments for patients. The awards will recognise the achievements of outstanding individuals working in the medical research […]

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Dame Sian Phillips wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Sian Phillips, one of RAFT’s patrons, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Audio drama awards for a career spanning more than 70 years. Her career began in radio in 1944 and she performed in productions such as The Archers and an adaptation of John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, […]

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Jon-Allan Butterworth wins gold at National Track Championships

Jon-Allan Butterworth, RAFT patron and Rio 2016 gold medal winner,  secured the first gold medal of the National Track Championships when he won the para-cycling C1-5 time trial. There was more success for Rio Paralympic champions in the para-cycling B time trial, as Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott were victorious. Neil Fachie, piloted by Matt […]

Jon-Allan Butterworth wins gold at National Track Championships

Jon-Allan Butterworth set to compete at National Track Championships

Rio 2016 gold medal winner and RAFT patron, Jon-Allan Butterworth will be competing at the HSBC UK National Track Championships, which takes place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester later this month (26-28 January). With the iconic red, white and blue national jerseys at stake, the racing will be spectacular as Britain’s emerging generation […]

Jon-Allan Butterworth set to compete at National Track Championships

RAFT welcomes new research intern

Dr Dipsi Patel, a GMC certified Doctor with 3 years experience practising medicine in India, has come to RAFT to gain invaluable research experience. Dr Patel will be working as a research assistant on several of RAFT’s projects and intends to further pursue scientific research after her time at RAFT. Click here to learn more […]

RAFT welcomes new research intern