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Our research news

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Find out the latest from our research teams

Our researchers are constantly working to improve patient care and develop better treatments.


Links to a news article about premature babies

1 March 2023


Helping premature babies born before 24 weeks 

A study carried out by teams at Evelina London’s neonatal unit, and recently published in the BMJ Paediatrics Open, has helped to improve understanding about how neonatal units can help premature babies born before 24 weeks.  

Links to news article about music app

31 October 2022


Using a musical app to help children with asthma

An exciting new research study at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals aims to determine whether a musical device app can help children with asthma.

Links to an article about fetal medicine

25 February 2022


£1.5m donation to advance maternal care in south London

The Fetal Medicine Foundation has donated £1.5 million to King’s College London to fund ground-breaking research to advance the care of pregnant women and their babies in south east London.

Professor John Simpson using virtual reality technology

16 February 2022


New virtual reality technology to improve heart surgery

New technology developed by researchers at Evelina London and King’s College London allows surgeons to immerse themselves into a patient’s heart to plan surgery using virtual reality.

Evelina London patient, Emily, eating birthday cake

23 December 2021


New treatment to reduce effects of peanut allergy announced at Evelina London

NHS England have secured the first deal of its kind in Europe for a pioneering treatment for peanut allergy.

The outside of Evelina London

19 March 2021


New research into PIMS-TS highlights the need to tackle health inequalities

Evelina London has played an important role over the last year in caring for a small number of children and young people with paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

Professor Gideon Lack standing in front of Big Ben.

30 September 2020


A study from Evelina London has suggested a new area of research to prevent coeliac disease

A study from Evelina London has suggested a new area of research to prevent coeliac disease.

Boy on hospital bed at Evelina London receiving treatment

14 September 2020


A boy can tolerate peanuts thanks to a trial at Evelina London 

A boy severely allergic to peanuts can now safely tolerate seven of them thanks to a ground-breaking trial.


Samuel holding a manual about keeping bees.

 10 September 2020


Meet a boy, buzzing with ambition, on an important trial at Evelina London

A primary school boy is realising his dream of becoming a bee keeper following his participation in an international drug trial at our hospital.

Close up image of the coronavirus

8 June 2020


Early treatment key for a childhood syndrome linked to COVID-19

A detailed analysis of children with a rare childhood syndrome linked to COVID-19 has shown that early treatment is a key factor in outcomes. The clinicians leading the study advise parents to seek medical care for their child if they are worried.

Two children at a theme park.

12 February 2020


Nut allergy study offers hope to families

New research has found that children who were allergic to one type of nut could safely eat, on average, nine other types of nuts.

TV presented, Konnie Huq, at Evelina London drawing with patients

13 August 2019


Konnie Huq introduces her children's book

The TV presenter and children’s author and illustrator visited Evelina London to talk about her new book and encourage children to study science.

Neurologist performing surgery

11 July 2019


Neurology world first at Evelina London

A two-year-old girl has become the youngest child in the world to undergo deep brain stimulation.

muscular dystrophy research

 2 July 2019


New funding for muscular dystrophy research

Evelina London’s neuromuscular service has received funding of £193,487 from the charity Duchenne UK.

Evelina patient, Sam Short, riding his bike

25 June 2019


Groundbreaking trial shows promising results for children with achondroplasia

Results of a trial, which took place at Evelina London, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

3D image of a fetal heart

 27 March 2019


New 3D images will help to find heart problems in babies before birth

Scientists from Evelina London and King’s College London have developed a new method using MRI to produce detailed 3D images of the fetal heart.

Zach Power and mum

28 December 2018


New research could save the lives of premature babies

More than 70 babies from our neonatal unit took part in a ground-breaking trial which looked at giving platelet transfusions, the cells that help the blood to clot, to babies born before 34 weeks.

Emily who has benefited from our research

19 November 2018


Landmark study offers hope for peanut allergy sufferers

Researchers from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London have taken part in a major study that could lead to a ground-breaking new treatment for peanut allergy.

Sophie on her first day at school

 26 September 2018


Dad thanks Evelina London for daughter's pioneering treatment

A father is competing in an ‘urban triathlon’ to thank Evelina London after his daughter received a cutting-edge treatment to prevent brain damage.

Rachel with her daughter Erin

 16 July 2018


New unit is detecting heart defects in babies earlier in pregnancy

Heart abnormalities can now be diagnosed in babies at an earlier stage of pregnancy thanks to high resolution scanners in the new fetal cardiology unit at Evelina London.

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