Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 30 2014

New Director to Build on Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness’ Success

As the new director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Theoklis Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, will do what he enjoys most — create, develop, and build new ideas.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-director-build-center-pediatric-clinical-effectiveness-success/

Apr 29 2014

Molecular Cell Paper Explores Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response

An organelle found in all eukaryotic cells, the endoplasmic recticulum (ER) plays an important role in the manufacture and delivery of enzymes, lipids, and proteins.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/molecular-cell-paper-explores-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response/

Apr 28 2014

Surgery Timing Affects Brain Injury in Infants With CHD

Jennifer Lynch, a University of Pennsylvania physics graduate student who investigates biomedical optics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researched how the timing of surgery influences brain injury in newborns with HLHS.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/surgery-timing-affects-brain-injury-infants-chd/

Apr 25 2014

Pediatric Cancer Patients Need More Say in Phase 1 Trials

The study published in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is the first to observe actual informed consent conferences for pediatric phase 1 cancer research.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/pediatric-cancer-patients-need-say-phase-1-trials/

Apr 23 2014

Illustrating Commitment to Education, CHOP Research Honors Trainees

As part of its commitment to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers, every year CHOP Research takes time to honor its exceptional trainees, and recently announced the 2014 Distinguished Research Trainee Award winners.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/illustrating-commitment-education-chop-research-honors-trainees/

Apr 22 2014

Rare Disease Project Makes Progress, Empowers

In the U.S., a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. Many rare diseases have genetic origins, and almost 70 percent of Americans affected by a rare disease are children, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/rare-disease-project-makes-progress-empowers/

Apr 21 2014

Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity

At birth, infants move from a sterile environment to one full of microorganisms. They rapidly acquire alterations in their immune systems that help them to survive in this dirty world.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/going-gut-build-preterm-infants-immunity/

Apr 17 2014

Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health

Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/studies-find-genes-linked-bmi-cardiovascular-health/

Apr 16 2014

Investigating Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Drug’s Effect on Weight

A new project at The Children’s Hospital of Philadephia seeks to gain a clearer idea of what effect the novel cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor has on energy balance and weight gain.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/investigating-breakthrough-cystic-fibrosis-drugs-effect-weight/

Apr 15 2014

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

While obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a relatively common condition, affecting about 2 percent to 4 percent of young children, the scientific community is just opening its eyes to pediatric sleep disorders.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-identifies-risk-factors-obstructive-sleep-apnea/

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