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Gene editing technique CRISPR may be the key to treating muscular dystrophy, finds new research

Gene editing technique CRISPR may be the key to treating muscular dystrophy, finds new research
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

CRISPR is a gene editing technique that is inspired by the body’s natural ability to defend itself from viruses. It is primarily used to treat inherited diseases by replacing mutations in the genome to alter DNA sequences.


Hospital introduces Medibears to reassure children with learning difficulties

Hospital introduces Medibears to reassure children with learning difficulties
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Medical teddy bears have been specifically designed to help explain to young hospital patients, particularly those with learning difficulties, what happens during their treatment.


Children with cerebral palsy at higher risk of mental illness, suggests study

Children with cerebral palsy at higher risk of mental illness, suggests study
Posted on 7 Jan 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Children with cerebral palsy are more at risk of mental health disorders, a new study has revealed.


Early Christmas present for girl with cerebral palsy as she takes her first steps

Early Christmas present for girl with cerebral palsy as she takes her first steps
Posted on 18 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A brave six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been able to take her first steps just before Christmas, after her family’s fundraising efforts enabled her to have the operation she desperately needed to be able to walk. Ellice Barr was


Study challenges common belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely inherited

Study challenges common belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely inherited
Posted on 17 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A new study published in recent days challenges the commonly-held belief that Rett Syndrome is rarely an inherited condition.


Duchess of Cornwall hosts a festive fun day for disabled and terminally ill children

Duchess of Cornwall hosts a festive fun day for disabled and terminally ill children
Posted on 11 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

The Duchess of Cornwall invited a group of disabled and terminally ill children into Clarence House for a festive filled day of fun.


Youngster with muscular dystrophy benefits from ‘space age’ wheelchair

Youngster with muscular dystrophy benefits from ‘space age’ wheelchair
Posted on 10 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A youngster living with muscular dystrophy has managed to get his hands on a new, ‘space age’ wheelchair following a hugely successful fundraising event.


Nursery creates a fundraising day for boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Nursery creates a fundraising day for boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Posted on 4 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

Ben Clarke, aged five has a muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which means he will gradually lose the ability to walk, eat and breathe.


Young swimmer with cerebral palsy determined not to let condition hold her back

Young swimmer with cerebral palsy determined not to let condition hold her back
Posted on 3 Dec 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

A seven-year-old girl living with cerebral palsy is determined to rise above her condition in order to pursue her favourite hobby of swimming.


Curriculum content for pupils with severe learning difficulties must be addressed

Curriculum content for pupils with severe learning difficulties must be addressed
Posted on 27 Nov 2018 by EnViva Paediatric

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published an evaluation of the seven aspects of engagement assessment. Within the assessment, it details its plans for a new approach to statutory assessment for pupils with severe learning difficulties as well as


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