A selection of research we are funding | Action Medical Research

A selection of research we are funding

Asthma in children

Asthma in children

Around 1.1 million children in the UK have asthma, a lifelong condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.

Autism in children

Evidence suggests at least one in 100 children in the UK has an autism spectrum condition (ASC).

Blindness and vision problems in children

Blindness and vision problems in children

Blindness and eye problems in children comes in many forms. Those who are born prematurely, or have an illness called Brittle Cornea Syndrome. Read on for more information.

Brain cancer and tumours

Brain cancer and tumours

Brain cancer and malignant brain tumours are found in 400 children each year. We're funding research into brain cancer treatment, donate today.

Cerebral Palsy in children

Cerebral Palsy in children

Around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK. This usually becomes apparent in a child’s first three years of life and they will experience lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination

Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Down Syndrome

Around 750 babies in the UK are born with Down syndrome every year. Find out more about the research we are funding to help children with down syndrome.

Congenital heart disease in children

Around one in every 150 babies in the UK is born with a heart defect, a problem which doctors call congenital heart disease. Surgeons often use small devices called stents to treat heart defects, but existing stents are not ideal for use in babies and children.

Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy in Children

Action are funding research to help children living with epilepsy. Around 60000 children and teenagers in the UK have been diagnosed with epilepsy.

Meningitis in children

Meningitis in children

We know that babies and children are vulnerable to infections. Meningitis can kill within hours and newborn babies are particularly at risk.

Oxygen deprivation in newborns

Oxygen deprivation in newborns

Cooling is a revolutionary therapy which is saving lives and reducing disability in babies with birth asphyxia. Learn more about cooling therapy here.

Pregnancy complications and problems

Pregnancy complications and problems

Some women experience complications during pregnancy which can involve the mother’s health, the baby’s health or both.

Premature birth and baby development

Premature birth and baby development

Around 61,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. Premature birth is the biggest killer of babies in the UK. Tragically, around 1,200 babies die here each year after being born too soon.

Rare childhood diseases

Rare childhood diseases

Rare childhood diseases and illnesses are found in over 1.75 million children in the UK. Read on to see how we can combat these uncommon diseases and the research we fund.

Sickle cell anaemia in children

Sickle cell anaemia in children

Around one baby in every 1,900 born in the UK has sickle cell disease. Children with sickle cell disease face a lifetime of ill health.

Stillbirth

Stillbirth

In the UK around 11 babies are being stillborn every day. Learn more about the research we are funding to help investigate the causes of stillbirth.

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