Category Archive: Perelman School of Medicine

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/

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/

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