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Using new wearable technology to monitor Niemann-Pick disease

A smartphone app, combined with wearable technology, will allow doctors to remotely monitor patients with conditions that limit their ability to voluntarily move their muscles. The app, known as 'aparito', uses a motion-tracking writsband to record the movements of patients with ataxia, and other related ambulatory conditions.

Gwynneth Down

Dr Gwynneth Down is a Consultant Family Psychotherapist. She is the Head of Family Psychotherapy across the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychosocial Services.

Construction underway of Zayed Centre featuring new ‘cleanrooms’ for the production of gene and cell therapy medicinal products

The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children (ZCR) is currently under construction in Guildford Street. Importantly this will include a dedicated facility comprising seven ‘cleanrooms’ where gene and cell therapy medicinal products can be made to treat children compassionately or on a clinical trial.

UK-wide consortium to transform treatment for children and young people with arthritis and uveitis

Researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) will lead a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new, targeted treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.

Funding provided to develop new therapy for acute liver failure

BRC-supported researcher Dr Kevin Mills has been awarded funding from the NIHR to investigate the regenerative ability of the liver following acute liver failure (ALF). If successful, the team hope that their research will lead to a novel therapy that could buy patients enough time to allow their livers to regenerate naturally, avoiding the need for liver transplants
At GOSH we see patients with over 200 different rare diseases

Rare Disease Day

Today, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), along with GOSH Children’s Charity and Sparks, joined hundreds of organisations from all over the world in marking Rare Disease Day 2018.

​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).

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