Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

Mar 20 2015

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue

ECRI Institute selected an innovative study conducted by patient safety researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who aimed to objectively measure alarm fatigue as a finalist for its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-honored-using-video-better-understand-alarm-fatigue/

Mar 13 2015

Study of Rare Disease Reveals Gene Crucial to Immune Defense

Researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia investigating a serious, rare disease called common variable immunodeficiency have discovered a gene linked to immune defense.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-of-rare-disease-reveals-gene-crucial-to-immune-defense/

Mar 11 2015

Technology Focuses on Acne Evaluation, Management

Albert Yan, MD, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and co-developers Elena Bernardis, PhD, and Jianbo Shi, PhD, are creating a software program using computer vision algorithms that will expedite clinical visits for acne and allow physicians to spend more valuable time on patient education.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/technology-focuses-acne-evaluation-management/

Mar 02 2015

Device Invented by CHOP Expert “Flips” Rare Disease Survival

A device created by a CHOP expert is changing the lives of children with a debilitating rare disease, offering hope of drastically improved outcomes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/device-invented-by-chop-expert-flips-rare-disease-survival/

Feb 20 2015

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Receive PPDC Seed Grants

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announced that it will provide seed grants of $25,000 each to three companies to transform their innovative ideas into commercial devices that benefit young patients.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/pediatric-medical-device-innovators-receive-ppdc-seed-grants/

Feb 18 2015

Transparent Microelectrodes Allow for Dynamic Imaging to Study Epilepsy

Neuroscience researcher Hajime Takano, PhD, who works in Douglas Coulter, PhD’s, epilepsy research laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is especially interested in which specific neurons could be inciting the neural network.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/transparent-microelectrodes-allow-dynamic-imaging-study-epilepsy/

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 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 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 12 2015

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Researchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) rests on a “biological teeter-totter” that when carefully balanced could help to control this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-lay-groundwork-novel-therapy-huntingtons-disease/

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