Category Archive: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mar 12 2014

Why Can Commensal Organisms Cause Infections?

Despite its somewhat misleading name, H. influenzae does not cause influenza, but is instead associated with invasive infections and localized respiratory tract disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/can-commensal-organisms-cause-infections/

Mar 10 2014

As One Food Allergy Resolves, Another May Develop

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/one-food-allergy-resolves-another-may-develop/

Mar 07 2014

$3.25 Million Gift Creates Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence

Three longtime allies have joined forces to create the new Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/3-25-million-gift-creates-penn-medicinechop-friedreichs-ataxia-center-excellence/

Feb 27 2014

Campaign Raises Awareness of Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric palliative care is a powerful intervention that can be prescribed alongside curative or life-prolonging therapies for children with serious illnesses.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/campaign-raises-awareness-pediatric-palliative-care/

Jan 14 2014

Flipping a Gene Switch Reactivates Fetal Hemoglobin, May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease

Hematologists have long sought to reactivate fetal hemoglobin as a treatment for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers at CHOP have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/flipping-gene-switch-reactivates-fetal-hemoglobin-may-reverse-sickle-cell-disease/

Jan 07 2014

Furthering Our Understanding of Ubiquitous Messenger Molecules

With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a new project by Children’s Hospital molecular biologist Adam Resnick, PhD, seeks to shed light on inositol pyrophosphates, a type of messenger molecules.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/furthering-understanding-ubiquitous-messenger-molecules/

Dec 27 2013

AIDS Researcher Robert Doms, MD, PhD, Named AAAS Fellow

Children’s Hospital AIDS researcher and Pathologist-in-chief Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, who also serves as chair of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, was named an AAAS Fellow along with four UPenn investigators.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/aids-researcher-robert-doms-md-phd-named-aaas-fellow/

Dec 23 2013

CHOP Set to Join New PCORI Network, PCORnet

CHOP was recently approved for an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to join research network PCORnet.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-set-join-new-pcori-network-pcornet/

Dec 19 2013

Defining The Future

In many ways, 2013 was a banner year for CHOP and the Research Institute. We achieved a number of firsts, notably being named the best children’s hospital in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/defining-future/

Dec 17 2013

Amino Acids Relieve Sleep Problems Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers who fed a cocktail of key amino acids to mice improved sleep disturbances caused by brain injuries in the animals. These new findings suggest a potential dietary treatment for millions of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) — a condition that is currently untreatable.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/amino-acids-relieve-sleep-problems-following-traumatic-brain-injury/

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