Search Results

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.

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.

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

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.

Protein responsible for rare childhood disorder gives clues to common neurodegenerative conditions

A new protein that appears to play a role in mitochondrial disease – a rare condition where a lack of energy in cells means that they can’t function properly – could prove to be important in conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visits Great Ormond Street Hospital and meets young patients

This morning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to announce a new £800 million boost to biomedical research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Sir Michael Rake appointed Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Sir Michael Rake, currently Chairman of the BT Group plc, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and will take up the position in November 2017.

BRC researchers develop a new rapid test for Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) researchers, working in collaboration with the BRC at NIHR Queen Square Dementia and the Wolfson Biomarker Dementia consortium at Institute of Neurology (IoN), have developed a new test to diagnose different types of dementia, which they hope will allow for more reliable and accurate diagnosis of the neurodegenerative conditions of Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Pages