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Only 2% of cancer research funding is dedicated to fighting children's cancer

31 Aug 2023, 12:01 p.m.

Cancer is the biggest killer in children aged one to 14 in the UK.

Yet despite this, on average, only 2 pence out of every £1 spent each year on cancer research goes towards dedicated research projects to find new ways of diagnosing and treating chil…

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Research supported by GOSH Charity improves diagnosis for children with epilepsy

17 Aug 2023, 2:15 p.m.

Please note this article covers the topic of baby loss.

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Former GOSH patient features in Rankin exhibition celebrating 75 years of the NHS

31 May 2023, 9:14 a.m.

Paul Spencer was eight years old when he underwent life-saving heart surgery at GOSH. Now 56, Paul has had his portrait taken by world-famous photographer Rankin, which will feature alongside those of NHS staff, patients and volunteers in an exhibit…

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Potential to improve treatment for juvenile dermatomyositis thanks to new research

7 Feb 2023, 11:33 a.m.

Research, supported in part by GOSH Charity, has looked at how the DNA of those with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) differs to those without it.

The teams behind the research have uncovered key inflammation pathways involved in JDM, and used an exist…

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Lab grown 'mini eyes’ help researchers understand blindness in rare genetic condition

5 Jan 2023, 2:40 p.m.

In a world first, researchers at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health have grown ‘mini-eyes' to better understand the development of blindness in a rare genetic disease called Usher syndrome.

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