Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Nov 17 2014

Thrombosis Researcher Set to Deliver American Heart Association Lecture

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Sriram Krishnaswamy, PhD, is set to deliver this year’s Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at this week’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions annual conference.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/thrombosis-researcher-set-deliver-american-heart-association-lecture/

Nov 10 2014

New Autism Roadmap Website One-stop Resource for Families

The Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-autism-roadmap-website-one-stop-resource-families/

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/

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/

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