BRC news

Rates of short-sightedness increasing in the UK

19 Jan 2022, 7 p.m.

New research suggests our changing environment, as well as changing gene-environment interactions, could explain increasing rates of short-sightedness over time in the UK.

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Rapid immune response in children protects them from COVID-19

7 Jan 2022, 11 a.m.

Researchers at the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) BRC, UCL and the Wellcome Sanger Institute discover how differences in the immune response of adults and children can help to explain why children are less likely to fall seriously ill with COVID

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Pre-screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy could change lives

7 Jan 2022, 6 a.m.

A team from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health (ICH) have shown how ‘blood spot’ testing new-borns could identify children who will go on to develop Spinal Muscular Atrophy, (SMA).

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New funding enables vital research in childhood cancer treatment

5 Jan 2022, 3:53 p.m.

Special molecules called fluorophores could ‘light up’ living cancer cells in future treatment of neuroblastoma, with new research by our GOSH doctors underway.

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Gene therapy research boosts SMA outlook

20 Dec 2021, 9 a.m.

Researchers and doctors at GOSH have long been at the forefront of developing new treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and new research this year is helping us understand how Zolgensma, a gene therapy, can help.

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