GOSH Biomedical Research Centre researcher Dr John Counsell has been awarded up to £75,000 of funding from the UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund for a study exploring the use of novel vectors in gene therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
Professors Bobby Gasper and Adrian Thrasher, both members of the BRC senior management team, have been awarded the UCL Business Award, in recognition of their work on the spin-out company Orchard Therapeutics.
A trial conducted in Europe and the USA has shown that cannabidiol – a drug derived from cannabis but with the psycho-active elements removed – reduces seizures in children with a form of drug resistant epilepsy, known as Dravet syndrome.
In a new editorial published in Human Gene Therapy, leading researchers call for urgent action to ensure continued access to critical funding and ongoing collaborative opportunities with the broader scientific community in the European Union.
The NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has been awarded £37 million in funding to drive forward translational research into rare diseases in children. The Centre is the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to paediatric research.