Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 26 2013

African American Blood Pressure Study Identifies New Gene Variants

A new study detailing the largest-ever genetic analysis of blood pressure in African Americans has identified five gene variants linked to the trait.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/african-american-blood-pressure-study-identifies-new-gene-variants/

Sep 24 2013

New CHOP Partnership Will Expand Ways to Move Research to the Marketplace

A partnership between Children’s Hospital and the venture-capital firm Osage University Partners (OUP) will expand the opportunities to commercialize the research done at Children’s Hospital.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-chop-partnership-will-expand-ways-move-research-marketplace/

Sep 19 2013

On the Cusp of a Cure – Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease affects millions of people worldwide and is the most common inherited disorder in African Americans, of whom 1 in 375 is born with the disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/on-the-cusp-of-a-cure-sickle-cell-disease/

Sep 17 2013

Student’s English Channel Swim Supports Violence Intervention

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) recently shared the amazing story of a student who swam across the English Channel to benefit CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/students-english-channel-swim-supports-violence-intervention/

Sep 12 2013

Experimental Program Seeks to Preserve Cancer Patients’ Fertility

Kids who survive cancer may face a variety of physical and emotional challenges as a result of their treatment. One of these is the possibility of infertility following cancer treatment.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/experimental-program-seeks-preserve-cancer-patients-fertility/

Sep 10 2013

Groundbreaking Immune Therapy Featured on 60 Minutes Australia

The groundbreaking immune therapy work being done by The Children’s of Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephen M. Grupp, MD, PhD, was recently highlighted on Australia’s 60 Minutes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/groundbreaking-immune-therapy-featured-60-minutes-australia/

Sep 05 2013

Science and Medicine Feeling the Sequester’s Pinch

Concerns about the impact of the sequestration on science have been gaining momentum in recent weeks.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/science-medicine-feeling-sequesters-pinch/

Sep 03 2013

Surgery Improves Outcomes for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep experts have conducted the first multicenter clinical trial of obstructive sleep apnea in children and have found that those who underwent surgery to remove their adenoids and tonsils had notable improvements.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/surgery-improves-outcomes-for-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea/