31 January 2013 18:31 pm
Obstetric cholestasis (OC) is a liver condition that occurs during pregnancy in women. It affects about one in 140 pregnancies in the UK, and can result in stillbirth.1,2
Abnormally high levels of substances in the body linked with pregnancy hormones can contribute to the development of OC, by reducing the body’s ability to remove bile from the...
10 September 2012 13:22 pm
Children’s charity Action Medical Research congratulates Laura Trott on her double gold victory at her first ever Olympic Games – an outstanding achievement for TeamGB and a personal accomplishment for Laura who survived after she was born a month prematurely with a collapsed lung.
Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary...
21 March 2012 18:26 pm
Pregnancy complications result in around 4,000 stillborn babies a year in the UK, plus many others born prematurely. This is often due to problems with the placenta, so researchers in Edinburgh are looking at whether MRI scans could help detect difficulties before they happen and identify unborn babies most at risk.
When a baby is in its mother’s...
5 January 2012 11:53 am
Children’s charity Action Medical Research is celebrating investing more than £100 million into vital medical research over the past 60 years, which has led to some key scientific breakthroughs to help reduce the suffering of sick babies and children.
Research funded over the years has included pioneering work carried out across Oxford and...
3 November 2011 16:16 pm
A team of top researchers from Edinburgh have been awarded a grant of more than £96,000 from children’s charity Action Medical Research to carry out studies into pregnancy complications.
The charity has been supporting significant medical breakthroughs for nearly 60 years, and has today announced the grant of £96,450 to the MRC/...
28 March 2011 14:58 pm
Over 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. Tragically, 1,500 of them die and those that survive can be left with lifelong conditions. Many more babies suffer debilitating illnesses or survive pregnancy complications that can leave them disabled.
Action Medical Research’s Touching Tiny Lives appeal aimed to tackle the problem of...
14 March 2011 11:57 am
Having placentas delivered from America and studying patients while climbing mountains is all part of the day job for Dr Andrew Murray, who is leading an unusual research project into pregnancy complications funded by West Sussex-based children’s charity Action Medical Research. Dr Murray, from the University of Cambridge, is working with researchers...
11 January 2011 12:17 pm
Scientists in London are hoping the placenta holds the key to understanding the cause of pre-eclampsia – a condition which results in the deaths of several hundred babies in the UK[i] each year – as they embark on a new study funded by Action Medical Research, the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children...
24 November 2010 17:45 pm
A team of world expert researchers from London – funded by children’s health charity Action Medical Research with support from WellChild, the national charity for sick children – has just started an innovative project to develop a groundbreaking new way of taking MRI scans during pregnancy. In theory, MRI scans have the...
20 September 2010 11:35 am
Top researchers in Cambridge have been awarded £162,391 by children’s health charity, Action Medical Research, to fund their pioneering work into understanding pregnancy complications.
The charity has been supporting significant medical breakthroughs for nearly 60 years, and has today announced funding for this key research taking...
1 February 2007 01:00 am
They are also particularly susceptible to having a small
baby with an abnormally low birth weight, and to giving
Effects on the baby can be devastating. For example, very
small babies are 60 per cent more likely to suffer health problems
or to die at birth. Many need neonatal intensive care, and can
go on to suffer lifelong disabilities...