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Surgery in the womb for spina bifida has stopped paralysis in dozens of babies

2 May 2021, 9:02 a.m.

Dozens of babies with spina bifida have been spared paralysis and other life-limiting conditions after undergoing surgery in the womb in a cutting-edge procedure made available on the NHS.
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Get Active: Cancer Sports Day 2021

26 Apr 2021, 2:07 p.m.

On 3 July 2021 the GOSH Oncology team's cancer sports day is back, reuniting UCL and GOSH patients past and present with the wide spectrum of GOSH staff involved in their care, including doctors, nurses, physios and dietitians.
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Leo and his family

GOSH and Moorfields treat the UK’s youngest patient with sight-saving gene therapy

16 Mar 2021, 11:26 a.m.

Three year old Leo and his family appear in BBC 2's DNA Family Secrets to share their journey for answers into his condition and his successful treatment with Voretigene Neparvovec
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MicroRNA from stem cells could be used to treat babies while still in the womb

29 Apr 2021, 3:11 p.m.

Using tiny liquid ‘bubbles’ of microRNAs from stem cells, a team of researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids, in Toronto has regenerated under-developed lungs in rats while still in the womb.

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New team of nurses join GOSH after successful Philippines recruitment drive

18 Feb 2021, 2:45 p.m.

A new team of nurses have joined Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children after a successful recruitment drive in the Philippines.
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Florentina, Thymus patient

50th patient treated with thymus transplant at GOSH

12 Apr 2021, 3:44 p.m.

The 50th patient was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children last month with a pioneering treatment to transplant otherwise-discarded thymus tissue into very young children who lack a working thymus.
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