Research Communications

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Date registered: December 4, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health — April 17, 2014
  2. Investigating Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Drug’s Effect on Weight — April 16, 2014
  3. Study Identifies Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea — April 15, 2014
  4. Forbes Article Features CHOP Gene Therapy Expert — April 14, 2014
  5. New iPad® App Helps Construct Genetic Pedigrees — April 11, 2014

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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/

Apr 04 2014

Advocates Shaky That NIH Funding Remains Steady

Several research advocacy groups are calling on the administration and Congress to make a significant investment in NIH funding during their budget negotiations.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/advocates-shaky-nih-funding-remains-steady/

Apr 02 2014

1 in 68: An Interview with CHOP Experts on the CDC’s New Autism Rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new prevalence estimate for Autism Spectrum Disorder: 1 in 68 individuals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/1-68-interview-chop-experts-cdcs-new-autism-rate/

Apr 02 2014

Prominent Gene Therapy Expert Joins CHOP

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on April 1.

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

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