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

December 2015

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). 

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

December 2015

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) 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. 

Research suggests need for long-term follow-up for patients with Kawasaki Disease

September 2015

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen. It predominantly occurs in children under the age of five. If left untreated, it results in balloon-like swellings (aneurysms) in the coronary vessels of approximately 25% of cases. To date, the cause of this disease remains unknown.