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Current Research Projects

Examining the link between Gaucher disease and Parkinsonism

In the March 2010 edition of Gauchers News, we reported on a study into the possible relationship between Gaucher disease and Parkinson's disease. Dr Alisdair McNeill, a Clinical Research Fellow in the Institute of Neurology and Royal Free Hospital, London provides details of this study:

Royal Free Team awarded £47,000 from the MRC for research into Type II Gene Therapy

In the March 2010 edition of Gauchers News, we reported on the work of Simon Waddington and his team from the Department of Haematology at the Royal Free Hospital, London,which had some positive outcomes. More

Gene therapy research in Type 2 Gaucher disease - £4,000

The Gauchers Association has awarded a grant from funds raised by the Eleanor Lily Foundation to The Royal Free Hospital in London to purchase a batch of viral vectors for use in their gene therapy research in Type II Gaucher disease. Simon Waddington, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Haematology at the Royal Free Hospital in London describes the work being carried out