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Esmee received a free Teddy at the Snow Ball 2017

Party season!

Hundreds of children cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and their families were joined by celebrity friends and costumed characters to celebrate Christmas this week, at a magical festive party.

Catalyst Fellowships launched to support talented child health researchers

The Catalyst Fellowships are an exciting new initiative supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre aiming to build the capacity of child health researchers and enabling them to become the research leaders of the future.

Landau Kleffner Syndrome: language and communication

Children with Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) experience a significant regression in their understanding and use of spoken language. This loss of skills often occurs at the onset of the disease and can be the first sign for families that something is wrong. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes how Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) can affect a child’s language skills and outlines recommendations for input and support.

​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.

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