Joe, aged 15, who features on Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, is being treated at GOSH for Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, which plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly. Joe has an associated heart condition and required surgery to replace his aorta, the body’s main artery.
The medical and research team involved in his care share how they have used pioneering 3D Heart Modelling and Virtual Reality to aid understanding of his heart condition ahead of surgery.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to improve our everyday lives and, at GOSH we’re proud to be leading the way in applying this sophisticated technology to healthcare research. Dr Valeria Ricotti shares how we've been using AI to understand more about duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
A clinical trial to investigate a novel CAR T-cell therapy, designed to target cancer cells more quickly and cause less side effects, has shown very promising results for children with previously incurable acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).