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Helping children who were born with cleft palate to speak clearly

Research date: 17 April 2017 - 31 July 2018
Grant amount: £42,739.00

Around one in 700 babies in the UK is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, which means they have a gap, or a split, in the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth.1 Babies normally have surgery to close the gap and improve the appearance of the face. Despite this, many go on to have communication problems, because of difficulties learning how to speak...

Perrault syndrome: working towards new treatments for children with this rare condition

Research date: 1 October 2016 - 31 December 2019
Grant amount: £161,875.00

Children with a rare inherited condition called Perrault syndrome may one day benefit from research by Professor Bill Newman of the University of Manchester. Some babies with Perrault syndrome are born deaf; others experience hearing loss that worsens through childhood. Girls with Perrault syndrome can grow up to have fertility problems, which affect...

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