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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/
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/
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/
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/