2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

​New genetic test leads to faster, more accurate diagnosis of childhood eye disorders

A new test to help diagnose and predict a range of serious childhood eye conditions has been developed by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).

Low myostatin levels linked to lack of success of anti-myostatin drugs for muscle-wasting conditions

Levels of myostatin, a protein that prevents muscle growth, could influence how well the body responds to anti-myostatin treatments for muscle-wasting conditions such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This breakthrough could help predict which patients will benefit from therapies that aim to increase muscle strength by blocking myostatin.