Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 27 2013

Developing a Promising Approach to Treat Congenital Hyperinsulinism

“It’s like the opposite of diabetes.” That is the simplest way to explain congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare disease in which the pancreas makes too much of the hormone insulin, causing blood glucose to plummet.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/a-new-approach-to-a-rare-disease-congenital-hyperinsulinism/

Nov 25 2013

CHOP Study Shows Severely Injured Children Need Continued Care After Rehabilitation

Most severely injured children experience improved cognitive function while they are in inpatient rehabilitation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-study-shows-severely-injured-children-need-continued-care-rehabilitation/

Nov 22 2013

Fetal Surgeon N. Scott Adzick, MD to Be Honored with John Scott Award

Dr. Adzick will receive the prestigious 2013 John Scott Award at a ceremony tonight at Philadelphia’s American Philosophical Society.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/fetal-surgeon-n-scott-adzick-md-honored-john-scott-award/

Nov 21 2013

International Team Discovers Childhood Asthma Gene

An international team of researchers, including several investigators from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Applied Genomics, recently discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/international-team-discovers-childhood-asthma-gene/

Nov 19 2013

CHOP Cancer Researcher, Patient Named WebMD Health Heroes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, along with his young patient Emily Whitehead, were recently named 2013 WebMD Health Heroes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-cancer-researcher-patient-named-webmd-health-heroes/

Nov 14 2013

Trade Mission to Israel Leads to Pediatric Research Agreement

A recent trade mission to Israel led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has led to a new research agreement between CHOP, Drexel University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/trade-mission-israel-leads-pediatric-research-agreement/

Nov 13 2013

“Situation Awareness” and Safe Driving

Dr. Winston, who is the scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, notes that in order to drive safely, drivers must show “situation awareness” and be “ready for the unexpected.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/situation-awareness-safe-driving/

Nov 12 2013

Introducing Basic Scientists to Translational Research

In an example of CHOP Research’s commitment to educating the next generation of scientists, a recent workshop introduced a group of young investigators to the principles of translational research.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/introducing-basic-scientists-translational-research/

Nov 07 2013

Resuscitation Expert Vinay Nadkarni, MD, Receives AAP Award

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, recently received a Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/resuscitation-expert-vinay-nadkarni-md-receives-aap-award/

Nov 05 2013

Collaborations, Partnerships Highlighted at Violence Prevention Conference

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently lent its support to a major violence prevention conference that brought together researchers, government officials, and community advocates.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/collaborations-partnerships-highlighted-violence-prevention-conference/