Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 06 2012

CHOP Researchers Identify Two Gene Mutations Linked to Neuroblastoma

For decades, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have worked to better understand and treat neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve tissue.Neuroblastoma is frequently aggressive, causing approximately 12 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. In high-risk forms of the disease, the cancer tends to return after initial treatment, often with deadly results. Using powerful gene-analysis …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researchers-identify-two-gene-mutations-linked-to-neuroblastoma/

Dec 05 2012

Genes Linked to Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Genes provide tremendous information about how our bodies work and our possible predisposition for a variety of diseases and conditions. Researchers are working to discern what specific genes and gene regions play a role in disease. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia played a major role in a recent international genetics study that found four new …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genes-linked-to-low-birth-weight-diabetes-risk/

Dec 04 2012

Welcome to Cornerstone!

Welcome to Cornerstone, the new blog of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. We’re really excited to be launching this blog, where we’ll regularly be sharing news, interviews with CHOP investigators, and other commentary related to pediatric health. The word research comes from the Old French word recercher, which means “to seek out, search …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/hello-world/

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