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Date registered: December 4, 2012

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  1. Illustrating Commitment to Education, CHOP Research Honors Trainees — April 23, 2014
  2. Rare Disease Project Makes Progress, Empowers — April 22, 2014
  3. Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity — April 21, 2014
  4. Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health — April 17, 2014
  5. Investigating Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Drug’s Effect on Weight — April 16, 2014

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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/

Apr 14 2014

Forbes Article Features CHOP Gene Therapy Expert

A recent Forbes article on the resurrection of the gene therapy business featured The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gene therapy expert Katherine A. High, MD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/forbes-article-features-chop-gene-therapy-expert/

Apr 11 2014

New iPad® App Helps Construct Genetic Pedigrees

Traditionally, genetic counselors interview parents and hand-draw pedigrees, but they now have a new app to create those diagrams digitally on an iPad® screen with a few finger taps.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-ipad-app-helps-construct-genetic-pedigrees/

Apr 09 2014

Evaluating How Peer Passengers Affect Teen Drivers

The work of Children’s Hospital’s Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, scientific director of CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), figured prominently in a recently published Atlantic article on teen drivers and distracted driving.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/evaluating-peer-passengers-affect-teen-drivers/

Apr 07 2014

Congress Passes Legislation to Train Pediatric Providers

First enacted by Congress in 1999, the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education program encourages more young doctors to pursue pediatrics.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/congress-passes-legislation-train-pediatric-providers/

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