BRC-supported researchers have teamed up with BioMarin, a company that develops and commercialises innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, to develop a new and more efficient method to identify patients with a particular type of lysosomal storage disorders.
We are currently recruiting nurses to work across our Critical Care services and have nursing jobs for Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses within our Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Units.
A trial that uses stem cell injections to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease, prior to and just after birth has been launched by teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) in collaboration with colleagues...
A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that occur under the skin, sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’. Similar collections of blood vessels can occur in the air passage beneath the vocal cords. These are called "subglottic haemangiomas". Children with subglottic haemangioma will usually have noisy breathing but normal cry.
Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare epilepsy. It occurs in children usually between the ages of three and nine years and is characterised by loss of language skills and silent electrical seizures during sleep. It may be associated with convulsive seizures and additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning. It is not usually life-threatening, but can impact greatly on quality of life unless it responds well to treatment. It occurs in approximately one child in a million. The disease is more common in boys and does not usually run in families.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic condition that affects mainly boys, causing gradual deterioration of muscle strength and eventually leading to full-time wheelchair use. Your child may not need surgery for many years, if ever, but we would like you to be aware of the potential risks and benefits in advance so that you and your child are prepared when surgery is needed.
An MIBG scan is used to look for uncontrolled or abnormal cell growth in the body. It works by injecting a substance called an isotope into your child’s veins. The MIBG scan is named after the chemical ‘iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine’ or MIBG for short, to which the isotope is attached.
As a cosmopolitan city, London is in a constant state of flux and finding accommodation can be challenging. There are a number of resources available, both private and public, that may be used to assist in your search.
Genetic testing of tumours could enable doctors to identify children most at risk of relapsing from kidney cancer, suggests research from the UCL Institute of Child Health, research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.