Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Oct 20 2014

T-Cell Therapy Leads to Remission in 90 Percent of Leukemia Patients

A landmark new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with a groundbreaking form of cellular therapy achieved complete responses.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/hope-springs-t-cell-therapy-leads-remission-90-percent-leukemia-patients/

Sep 29 2014

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Play Role in Obesity

Dr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/antibiotic-use-infancy-may-play-role-obesity/

Sep 22 2014

Healthy Weight Program Launches Study on Microbiome

Known as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/healthy-weight-program-launches-study-microbiome/

Sep 17 2014

Get Involved to Make Medical Research a National Priority

The Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day Thursday, Sept. 18, brings together almost 300 national organizations, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in support of making funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/get-involved-make-medical-research-national-priority/

Aug 07 2014

Biodegradable Nanoparticles May Hold Therapeutic Use

CHOP has long investigated biodegradable nanoparticles for medical use. With diameters ranging from a few tens to a few hundreds of nanometers, these particles are 10 to 1000 times smaller than red blood cells.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/biodegradable-nanoparticles-may-hold-therapeutic-use/

Jul 30 2014

Unique Collaboration Leads to “Dream Teams” to Advance Pediatric Research

Two dedicated “dream teams” of investigators will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of a research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/unique-collaboration-leads-dream-teams-advance-pediatric-research/

Jun 19 2014

Early Childhood Bone Density Reference Data Needed

A study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia aims to establish reference data for children ages 1 to 5 using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a test that measures bone density.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/early-childhood-bone-density-reference-data-needed/

Jun 09 2014

Research Terminology Must Harmonize to Advance Science

What one researcher describes as asthma, another might call reactive airway disease. Unfortunately, such examples demonstrate the lack of a common pediatric research terminology, which presents a barrier to data reuse, sharing, and integration.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-must-talk-talk-advance-science/

May 29 2014

Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity Associated With Functional Disability

A study led by a CHOP neonatology expert showed that infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) diagnosed and treated under modern protocols remain at risk of nonvisual disabilities, even if blindness can be averted in most children.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/severe-retinopathy-prematurity-associated-functional-disability/

May 28 2014

CHOP, Drexel Consortium to Boost Pediatric Medical Device Pipeline

For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But the need for pediatric medical devices exists, even if proper devices may not.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-drexel-consortium-boost-pediatric-medical-device-pipeline/

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