Research funding:

The ageing bladder and bowel

Co-funders

Research into Ageing (RIA)

Funding total

Approx. £1.67M

Number of projects funded

6 (3 by BBSRC and 3 by RIA)

The 3 projects funded by BBSRC are:

  1. Joint project: Integrated analysis of the impact of age-associated neuronal and enteroendocrine changes on normal bowel functions and Integrated analysis of the impact of age-associated neuronal and enteroendocrine changes on normal bowel functions
  2. Mode of action of sensory transmitters in bladder urothelium and the effect of ageing
  3. Sensory dysfunction in the ageing bowel

Purpose

RIA and BBSRC wish to encourage more basic and translational research to increase our understanding of the ageing bladder and bowel, and the processes that lead to incontinence, and thus to improve treatments and quality of life for older people.

Key aims

To encourage more basic and translational research to increase our understanding of the ageing bladder and bowel, and the processes that lead to incontinence, and thus to improve treatments and quality of life for older people.  In particular to: