A CULTURE OF DISCOVERY Gifts to the Footsteps Fund are helping researchers take the next vital steps towards extraordinary discoveries which have the potential to make a major impact on global society. • These gifts helped us appoint an outstanding PhD student to join a research team examining the medical complications of diabetes. The Leeds team, led by Professor Mark Kearney, is a world leader in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a potentially deadly combination. • Leeds is also a world leader in microbubbles – just one- thousandth of a millimetre across – which, when injected, have the potential to deliver precise combinations of drugs exactly where they’re needed. Gifts to the Footsteps Fund are helping the team to refine their patented bubble-making equipment and examine how microbubbles might offer a revolutionary cancer treatment and be used to treat a variety of other conditions. The Footsteps Fund 6