Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

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/

Jan 07 2015

CHOP Expert Elected to Scoliosis Research Society Presidency

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s John P. Dormans, MD, FACS, was recently elected to the presidency of the Scoliosis Research Society’s board of directors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-expert-elected-scoliosis-research-society-presidency/

Dec 19 2014

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

An innovative cell therapy for this stubborn form of leukemia continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot clinical trial.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/benefits-persist-t-cell-therapy-children-relapsed-leukemia/

Dec 12 2014

Study Questions Bringing Lunch from Home

To pack a lunch or not to pack a lunch: that is every parent’s question. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics may supply some answers to the age-old question of what to do about your children’s lunch.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-questions-bringing-lunch-home/

Dec 01 2014

Medical Emergency Teams Improve Safety, Provide Cost Savings

A cost-benefit analysis performed by a research team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describes one winning combination that can improve safety of hospitalized children, while at the same time achieving financial savings.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/medical-emergency-teams-improve-safety-provide-cost-savings/

Oct 27 2014

Current Imaging Practices for Kidney Stones Deviate From Guidelines

Kidney specialists across the country agree that the incidence of kidney stones is rising among children, but clinicians are unsettled on which imaging technology to choose first when diagnosing the condition, despite current guidelines that recommend ultrasound as the initial imaging study.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/current-imaging-practices-kidney-stones-deviate-guidelines/

Oct 24 2014

Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence Honor Faculty

The 2014 Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence recognize faculty from The Perelman School of Medicine who exemplify the highest values of innovation, commitment to service, leadership, dedication to patient care, and scholarship and teaching.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/world-class-faculty-honored-achievements/

Apr 21 2014

Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity

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/

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/

Mar 06 2014

New Gene Signals Likely Blood Pressure Drug Targets

The list of genes affecting blood pressure is expanding, as researchers pursue likely targets for therapeutics already in existence or in development.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-gene-signals-likely-blood-pressure-drug-targets/

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