Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mar 02 2015

Finding New Genetic Syndrome Ends Medical Odyssey for Families

CHOP medical geneticist and researcher Ian Krantz, MD, has been a tireless detective in his efforts to find out what genetic syndrome could be behind Leta’s constellation of symptoms.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/finding-new-genetic-syndrome-ends-medical-odyssey-families/

Feb 25 2015

Genetic MEG Study Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

According to new research, children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-links-language-delay-chromosome-deletion-children/

Feb 23 2015

CPCE Supports New Pilot Projects on Clinical Decision-Making

Winners chosen for the fall round of the CPCE’s Pilot Grant Program will focus on two projects that aim to have an impact on clinical decision-making.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cpce-supports-new-pilot-projects-clinical-decision-making/

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/

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 21 2015

$50 Million Gift to Fund Research Transformation at CHOP

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $50 million gift from Raymond G. Perelman.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/50-million-gift-fund-research-transformation-chop/

Jan 14 2015

Researchers Receive Grant to Study TMJ Biology, Long-term Maintenance

Eiki Koyama, DDS, PhD and Hyun-Duck Nah, DMD, PhD, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research to study the development of the TMJ.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-receive-grant-study-tmj-biology-long-term-maintenance/

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 05 2015

Researchers Study Factors That May Complicate Concussion Recovery

As the number of children treated for concussions continues to increase, the evidence-based program Minds Matter developed by concussion experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has expanded to clinicians in the emergency room and primary care practices.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-study-factors-may-complicate-concussion-recovery/

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