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