Meningitis is a devastating disease – one in ten people who contract bacterial meningitis will die and many more are left with life changing after effects. The Pixel Fund has supported a ground breaking research project to investigate why some people are more susceptible than others to meningitis by comparing the genetic blueprint of patients with meningococcal disease alongside the genetic blueprint of the particular bacterium that cause their illness.
PSPA is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting people living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. PSP is a degenerative disease of the brain and nervous system which leaves people unable to move, speak or swallow unaided. Most people with PSP will die within about seven years. There is currently no cure or any effective treatment.