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2012, the NHS has made epilepsy surgery a nationally commissioned service and in England there are four centres designated as part of the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS). The recognised centres are Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool/Manchester, and Great Ormond Street...

About us

2012, the NHS has made epilepsy surgery a nationally commissioned service and in England there are four centres designated as part of the Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS). The recognised centres are Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool/Manchester, and Great Ormond...

How to purify photoreceptors from retina grown in a dish

Work recently published in Stem Cells has shown that photoreceptor cells can be grown and purified in the lab before being transplanted into a mature host retina. This research, led by BRC-supported Professor Jane Sowden, suggests that cell replacement therapy involving the transplantation of new photoreceptor cells, isolated from retina grown in a dish, may be a possible treatment for blindness.

Your child is having an MRI scan using 'feed and wrap' technique

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field rather than X-rays to take pictures of your child’s body. The MRI scanner is a hollow machine with a tube running horizontally through its middle. ‘Feed and wrap’ is a technique used with young babies instead of sedation or general anaesthesia. Generally, babies tend to fall asleep after a feed, so we take advantage of this and scan them while asleep.

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