Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 30 2014

CHOP Researcher Sets Goals as New ISTSS President

Reaching out across the globe to advance traumatic stress research and practice is a top goal that CHOP’s Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD plans to accomplish as the new president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researcher-sets-goals-new-istss-president/

Jan 28 2014

Treating the Chicken with the Egg

The term “stem cell,” stammzellen, was first used in 1868 by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel to describe the original, unicellular progenitor from which Dr. Haekel supposed all multicellular plant and animal life might have descended.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/treating-chicken-egg/

Jan 23 2014

Success Seen in New Bullying Prevention Program

Since September, a Children’s Hospital team composed of researchers and educational facilitators has been working with 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers from Childs Elementary School (located in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze section) on a classroom-based anti-bullying program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/success-seen-new-bullying-prevention-program/

Jan 21 2014

Honing in on the Biological Markers of Autism

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, is staggering — an estimated 1 out of 88 children have some form of ASD. As the word “spectrum” in the name suggests, ASD varies in its range and severity among those affected.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/honing-biological-markers-autism/

Jan 16 2014

Repairing DNA, One Cell at a Time

High is one of the world’s leading experts in gene therapy, which has long been a “next big thing” in medicine: Take a person with a devastating genetic disease and replace their nonfunctional gene with a normal one — a cure built right into your DNA.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/repairing-dna-one-cell-at-a-time/

Jan 14 2014

Flipping a Gene Switch Reactivates Fetal Hemoglobin, May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease

Hematologists have long sought to reactivate fetal hemoglobin as a treatment for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers at CHOP have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/flipping-gene-switch-reactivates-fetal-hemoglobin-may-reverse-sickle-cell-disease/

Jan 09 2014

CHOP Genetics Expert Edits Book Examining Genetics and Obesity

A recently published book edited by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Struan F.A. Grant, PhD, examines the role genetic variants play in causing or raising the risk of obesity.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-genetics-expert-edits-book-examining-genetics-obesity/

Jan 07 2014

Furthering Our Understanding of Ubiquitous Messenger Molecules

With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a new project by Children’s Hospital molecular biologist Adam Resnick, PhD, seeks to shed light on inositol pyrophosphates, a type of messenger molecules.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/furthering-understanding-ubiquitous-messenger-molecules/

Jan 03 2014

Putting Solid Science Behind Digital Health Interventions

The Internet and mobile technology have prompted a new generation of digital health interventions that leverage websites and mobile apps to promote positive health behavior change.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-solid-science-behind-digital-health-interventions/

Jan 01 2014

Happy New Year!

From all of us here at CHOP Research, we wish you and yours a 2014 filled with happiness, health, and prosperity!

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