Women at risk of carrying babies with spina bifida and other neural tube defects may benefit from taking inositol, also called vitamin B8, alongside folic acid during pregnancy, suggests research from a team at the UCL Institute of Child Health, the research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) are investigating a new treatment that could work alongside folic acid to boost its effectiveness and prevent a greater proportion of neural tube defects – such as spina bifida – in early pregnancy.
A clinical study by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has shown encouraging results in treating a type of neuromuscular disease known as Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome (BVVL) with the vitamin riboflavin.
A new treatment that uses ‘molecular scissors’ to edit genes and create designer immune cells programmed to hunt out and kill drug resistant leukaemia has been used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Ten years ago, children with a severe and fatal form of immune disorder at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), were given the chance of a cure involving a highly experimental and revolutionary new treatment – gene therapy.