Media | Action Medical Research


Welcome to the Media Pages for Action Medical Research which have been designed for journalists seeking press releases and general information about the charity. We are Action Medical Research, for children, for life - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children.

We know that medical research can save and change children's lives - read about our successes.

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We have some great celebrities who are supporting our vital work as well as some interesting stories (link to case studies page) from people affected by the conditions we fund research into.  If you are interested in finding out more about our latest publications you can read our Annual Research Review or our magazine Touching Lives.

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Latest press release

23 September 2016

Oxford study funded by Action Medical Research puts devastating, disabling childhood ataxias ‘on the map’

A team of researchers led by Professor Andrea Nemeth at the University of Oxford have discovered several new genes linked to a rare, devastating neurological condition known as childhood onset ataxia.

The £173, 364 study funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research has been a very successful step into understanding genetic causes of childhood ataxias.

And, by bringing about improved awareness and availability of genetic testing, this work is already benefitting children and families affected by this heartbreaking condition.

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