A discovery about an area of the brain crucial to storing memories could help children with developmental amnesia, according to a team from the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
‘Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children’ to be the first of its kind in the world
September 28, 2015 – The world’s first purpose built centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases has today been named the ‘Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children’. The Zayed Centre for Research is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. It will bring hundreds of clinicians and researchers together under one roof to drive forward new treatments and cures for children with rare diseases
Patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) have helped to design and launch a project that aims to promote cleaner air around the hospital, making it a better and safer environment for patients, especially those with respiratory conditions.
Children as young as eight have body dissatisfaction that can trigger eating disorder behaviours in adolescence finds a study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health, the research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A national shortage of black, Asian and mixed race donors is putting desperately ill children of mixed-race backgrounds at a significant disadvantage, experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital have warned.
Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life, reports a team led by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
A new protein that appears to play a role in mitochondrial disease – a rare condition where a lack of energy in cells means that they can’t function properly – could prove to be important in conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.