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Researchers unlock new treatment options for babies with brain tumours

An international collaboration including researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found brain tumours in babies are biologically different to those in older children and could be targeted by existing medications.

Meet the GOSH brain tumour trials team

Diagnosis with a brain tumour can bring family life to a standstill in the worst possible way. But it also sparks an immediate flurry of activity, as a multi-disciplinary GOSH team springs into action around the child and their family. From radiology and genetics to nursing and psychology, these experts provide support and care at every stage of the child’s journey, as well as supporting vital research to find new treatments and cures. We found out more from three members of the expert brain tumour clinical trials team.

GOSH research brings Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug one step closer to UK patients

A drug that ‘skips over’ a genetic fault responsible for the fatal muscle-wasting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has shown promising results in an international trial led by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Young Voices in Research

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Institute of Child Health (ICH) were delighted to hold the first ‘Young Voices in Research’ event on Thursday 20 February, inviting members of the GOSH Young People’s Forum (YPF) and current GOSH patients to share their ideas and thoughts on how children and young people can be better involved in research.

Some antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy linked with birth defects

Children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy are at an increased risk of major birth defects when compared with penicillin, and the drugs should be used ‘with caution’ according to a new study involving researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

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