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Date registered: December 4, 2012

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  1. Technology Helps Overcome Barriers to Vaccination — March 25, 2015
  2. Babies’ BMI May Predict Childhood Obesity — March 24, 2015
  3. View Amazing Images in Honor of Brain Awareness Week — March 23, 2015
  4. Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue — March 20, 2015
  5. Vaccinating Against Diseases, Without a Vaccine — March 18, 2015

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Feb 16 2015

New Gene Test to Improve Transplantation, Research

Children’s Hospital immunogenetics experts developed a unique laboratory test to characterize the genes that encode human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules, which are complex proteins on cell surfaces that are essential to immune function.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-gene-test-improve-transplantation-research/

Feb 13 2015

Young Girls Help Inform Breast Cancer Prevention

Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the LEGACY study is unique in its focus on healthy, young girls and how their habits and development are related to breast health.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/young-girls-help-inform-breast-cancer-prevention/

Feb 11 2015

Genetic Clues Found in Food Allergy Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-clues-found-food-allergy-eosinophilic-esophagitis/

Feb 09 2015

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD, a CHOP pediatrician, recently received a two-year grant to develop PROMIS pediatric sleep health measures that will fill this gap and enable patients and their families to express exactly how health conditions and treatments affect their sleep.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-developing-reliable-measures-childrens-sleep-health/

Feb 06 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

While influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/project-increases-flu-vaccination-pediatric-patients-cancer/

Feb 04 2015

CHOP Invited to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Announcement

The Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama first announced in his 2015 State of the Union speech, calls for new funding to build a national infrastructure to help sophisticated biomedical data flow from health clinics to DNA sequencing labs and back again as innovative treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-invited-president-obamas-precision-medicine-announcement/

Feb 02 2015

Research Collaborative Aims to Advance Understanding of Preterm Birth

Researchers and physicians at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are part of a transdisciplinary team that will apply sophisticated technology and methodology in molecular biology and genomics to help better understand the basis for preterm birth.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/research-collaborative-aims-advance-understanding-preterm-birth/

Jan 30 2015

Bridging the Gap Between Womb and World

Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are on the cusp of an innovative approach to caring for preterm babies, one that could radically transform the way they are treated and significantly improve their outcomes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/bridging-gap-womb-world/

Jan 28 2015

Lessons Learned From OB Unit Closures: Planning, Communication Needed

After a series of hospitals in Philadelphia began closing their maternity programs, the OB units that remained open were strained by surges in patient volume, low workforce morale, and lack of care continuity, according to a new study led by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/lessons-learned-ob-unit-closures-planning-communication-needed/

Jan 26 2015

Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD Contributes to Resident Hour, Colon Cancer Studies

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD, contributed to two recent studies that span the research spectrum.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-expert-contributes-resident-hour-colon-cancer-studies/

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