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Children’s charities join forces to boost research into childhood diseases

From Wednesday 1 February, children’s medical research charity Sparks will be joining Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in a partnership which will result in a funding increase for pioneering and life-changing child health research.

Ground-breaking research into movement disorder

Researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) have discovered a new gene change that identifies a type of the movement disorder, muscle dystonia. This new discovery will allow doctors to more easily identify patients who, like Katie, could benefit from a treatment so effective that it can restore the ability to walk.

Valeria has specialist treatment after swallowing a watch battery

In April 2015, two-year-old Valeria swallowed a watch battery that caused serious damage in her chest. Over a year later, and with Valeria still needing regular procedures at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), her mum Jelena tells their story.

Accelerated approval granted for new muscular dystrophy drug

The prospect of widespread access to a life-changing drug for children with a rare muscular disorder is a step closer after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for a new medication.


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