Robbie was born with a cleft palate and even now, after three operations and years of speech and language therapy, it can still be hard to understand him when he talks, as his mum Geraldine explains. New research aims to help children like Robbie.
Our new Saving Tiny Lives research campaign pledges to fund £750,000 of vital new research into pregnancy complications and premature birth over the next three years.
Premature babies are at increased risk of developing disabilities but it is difficult to know which are most likely to be affected. Action funding has helped to develop a computer-aided tool to read MRI brain scans and identify abnormal development in newborn babies.
New research aims to develop a treatment to help children like Isla, who suffers from a debilitating neurological condition that damages the peripheral nerves.
Babies born with a heart defect can need complex surgery if they are to survive. Dr Emilie Sauvage is looking for ways to improve the design of ‘patches’ of specially engineered tissue which are often used to correct the shape of the heart or its vessels.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common behavioural disorders in the UK. New research hopes to offer an alternative to medication.
Children with Crohn’s suffer distressing and unpredictable symptoms and the number of young people affected is increasing. Dr James Ashton has been awarded a £240,000 Research Training Fellowship for a three-year study into what triggers this debilitating illness.
As a consultant paediatrician Dr Malcolm Arthurton dedicated his working life to helping sick babies and children, and now his legacy lives on through a generous gift left to us in his will.
Research funded by Action has provided important new evidence about how vitamin D affects processes in the womb that are vital for a healthy pregnancy.
Research funded by Action is helping to improve the treatment of a life-threatening infection in children with severely compromised immune systems.
It is with great sadness that we mark the loss of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond CBE, who died in June.
As HRH The Duke of Edinburgh embarks on his retirement from public engagements, we say thank you for the dedicated support he has given to Action Medical Research over the last 62 years as our Royal Patron.
Not content with just completing this year’s 26.2-mile Virgin London Marathon, three amazing Action runners each broke official Guinness World Records!
Action-funded researcher Dr Shivani Bailey took on two charity challenges this summer.
We have places for runners in two exciting new mass participation events taking place in the capital next spring.
We’re delighted to have been selected as charity partner for the annual Scumrun charity drive in May 2018 - join us!
Our loyal mascot Paddington BearTM came to cheer on Davina McCall at her Big Sussex Bike Ride in June. Davina joined 400 charity cyclists on the road, with the event raising more than £25,000. As this issue went to press the ever-energetic Davina was getting ready to represent Action in the Great North Run.
From long-distance bike rides to fundraising balls, we’re incredibly grateful for the support of our corporate partners.