“When working with children and families, it’s important to really think through and identify any precautions that you can take in your research to protect them.”

- Lisa A. Schwartz, PhD

Exploring Girls’ Responses to Breast Cancer Risk

Ours is the first generation where women are routinely tested for genetic mutations that may increase their risk for breast cancer. They are also increasingly aware of the implications of their cancer …

Project to Investigate Opiate Dependence in Neonates

Every year, approximately 350,000 to 400,000 infants are treated in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a report put out by the Health Resources and Service Administration. Of those, b …

CHOP Investigators Study Safety of Rotavirus Vaccine in NICU

Clinicians in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) across the country are uncertain about when to administer rotavirus vaccination to infants whose medical conditions require prolonged hospital stays, …

Grant Will Support Hemophilia Therapy Investigation

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Lacramioara Ivanciu, PhD, was one of five investigators who recently received funding through the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). A “unique initiative …

Forced Looping a Viable Strategy to Reverse Globin Switch

Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are exploring a new gene therapy approach that aims to reactivate the production of fetal hemoglobin as a potential intervention for patients w …

Study Compares Lung Opening Strategies for Preterm Babies

When an infant is born, we usually think of the strenuous effort labor entails for the mother, but it also requires a fair amount of work on the baby’s part. A newborn quickly has to adapt to breathin …

Researchers Study Orexins’ Role in Resilience to Stress

Chronic stress, whether it is from illness, interpersonal relationships, or other social stressors, can have a significant influence on the brain and body. Yet, only some individuals develop illness i …

Study Aims to Reveal Novel Drivers of Allergic Disease

Chronic allergic disorders affect millions of individuals worldwide, and their frequency is increasing, especially in children and adults living in the U.S. Often, multiple allergic diseases, such as  …

Investigation Focuses on Steroids as Sleep Apnea Treatment

Removing a child’s tonsils and adenoids, or adenotonsillectomy, currently is the primary therapy for childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), but many parents remain wary about surgery and w …

Young Researchers Receive CPCE Awards

Medical research is a rewarding field to work in, but young investigators can find that while they have an abundance of bright ideas, funding is not as plentiful. Therefore, researchers appreciate any …

Event Celebrates CIRP Student Research

A recent event at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) celebrated the wide-ranging accomplishments of a number of students who worked with CIRP staff and investigators this summer. Hel …