SUMMARY OF ARTICLE that appeared in Jonathan News (January 97, Issue 48)
Dr Peter Atherton, Member of the FLP UK Professional Advisory Board,
has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship
at Green College, Oxford. He starts his research on February 1st.
He is receiving funds from both FLP and from the NHS.
Dr Atherton will be working with some notable academics: Dr George
Cherry, President of the European Tissue Repair Society; Professor
Terence Ryan, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Oxford University
and the Vice-Warden at Green College; and also, hopefully, with
Dr Derek Jewell, Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Radcliffe Infirmary
and Clinical Reader in Medicine at Oxford.
The clinical research areas Dr Atherton will be working on include:
1 Effect of Aloe Vera on treatment of psoriasis and eczema
(with Dermatology Dept, Churchill Hospital, Oxford)
2 Effect of Aloe Vera on wound healing (particularly in
relation to chronic leg ulcers, also at Churchill Hospital)
3 Effect of Aloe Vera on the Helicobacter Pylorii bacterium,
responsible for many peptic ulcers (with Bacteriology Department at
4 Proposed Study of Aloe Vera in treatment of Inflammatory Bowel
Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (with Gastroenterology Dept at the
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford)
It is to be expected that this research will provide a wealth of
useful and positive information on the uses of Aloe Vera
in the clinical areas mentioned above. Some of these studies will
constitute the first fully detailed and documented scientific
investigations of Aloe in these areas.
This promises to be an exciting year!
The results when published are
bound to be of value to both distributors and users of FLP Aloe
products. Any interim findings will be posted on this page
as soon as they appear in print - watch this space!
January 17, 1997