News: Press Releases

06/12/2006
Speeding the Search for Elusive Chromosomal Errors; High-Resolution Genomic Microarrays Allow Rapid Diagnosis of Birth Defects in Children
06/7/2006
Large-Scale Genomics Project Will Hunt Genes Behind Common Childhood Diseases; Children's Hospital Goals: Use Gene Knowledge to Guide Therapy, Devise New Tests and Treatments
06/5/2006
Crash Data Confirms Child Safety Seats, Boosters Offer Survival Advantage to Child Passengers
06/4/2006
Genes Raise Risk of Heart Disease After Treatment for Childhood Cancer; Research Builds Groundwork for Finding Personalized, Less Toxic Cancer Drugs
06/2/2006
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Breaks Ground for Advanced Research Facility at Former Civic Center Site; Ruth and Tristram Colket Are Honored for Their Long-Time Commitment to Children's Hospital
06/1/2006
Pediatrician Honored for Career in Improving Life for Those Surviving Childhood Cancer; Anna Meadows, M.D., Receives Pediatric Oncology Award from American Society of Clinical Oncology
05/31/2006
When a Child's Heart Stops, Onset Time of Abnormal Rhythms Is Crucial; Largest study of in-hospital cardiac arrest in children overturns conventional medical wisdom
05/15/2006
Research Uncovers Signaling Pathways Related to Brain-Immune System Links; Cell Biology Studies May Lay Groundwork for a Novel HIV Treatment
05/8/2006
Childhood Arthritis Raises Risk of Broken Bones
05/8/2006
Interfering RNA Silences Genes in 'Slippery' Immune Cells; Novel Lab Technique Expands Researchers' Toolbox
05/3/2006
Investigator Receives Excellence in Research Award
05/2/2006
Neighborhood Safety May Play Role in Obesity
04/28/2006
Investigator Honored with Circulation's Best Paper Award
04/26/2006
NIH Award Supports Research on Motor Neuron Death
04/26/2006
Grant Award Focuses on Vectors Used for Gene Therapy
03/31/2006
Grant Award Focuses on Genes That May Regulate Receptor Involved in Epilepsy
03/13/2006
How Can We Protect Patients With Weakened Immune Systems From Influenza? Biodefense Grant Will Study Vaccine Responses to Common Flu, with Implications for Potential Avian Form or Terror Weapon
03/8/2006
Formula Feeding, Early Introduction of Infant Food May Not Contribute to Childhood Obesity; Breastfeeding still known to provide numerous benefits to mother and child
02/21/2006
New Rotavirus Vaccine Joins Routine Infant Immunization Schedule-- Vaccine Co-Invented at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Expected to Yield Worldwide Benefits --
02/17/2006
Strokes in Children Need to Be Recognized Quickly
02/16/2006
Chromosome Rearrangements Not As Random As Believed --Genetic Predisposition May Raise Risk of Rare Disabling Syndrome--
01/30/2006
Hospital Investigator Authors Book on Polio Vaccine
01/12/2006
Research Details How a Virus Hijacks Cell Signals to Cause Infection
01/10/2006
Smoking During Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Fingers and Toes
01/3/2006
SUVs No Safer than Passenger Cars for Children, New Study Finds Partners for Child Passenger Safety evidence points to need for improved child occupant protection in rollover crashes
01/3/2006
Largest Study of in-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Suggests How to Improve Outcomes for Children and Adults
12/20/2005
Bare Metal Stents Deliver Gene Therapy to Heart Vessels With Less Inflammation in Animal Studies
12/19/2005
Federal Grant Funds Research on Novel HIV Therapy
12/13/2005
Parents of Children with Cancer Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms, During Treatment and Years Later
11/30/2005
Hospital Named 'Vanguard Center' For NIH National Childhood Study
11/16/2005
PHILADELPHIA Breathes Easier With New Asthma Grant; Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Receives $2 Million Grant from Merck Company Foundation
11/7/2005
Children Involved in Crashes Should Be Monitored for Acute Stress Symptoms Regardless of Injury, Say Researchers From The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia</p>
11/1/2005
Neurological Disease Raises Risk of Complications from Flu; Study Supports Annual Flu Vaccination for Children with Neurological Conditions
10/25/2005
National Science Foundation Grant to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Bridges Academic Research and Child Safety Innovation
10/24/2005
Children's Hospital Physician Elected to Institute of Medicine; Virginia Stallings, M.D. is expert in pediatric nutrition
10/17/2005
Real-Time MRI Helps Doctors Assess Beating Heart in Fetus; Advanced Imaging Method Improves Tools for Evaluating Heart Disease Before Birth
10/1/2005
Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Awards of Excellence
09/13/2005
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Release New Findings on Protecting Children in Side Impact Crashes
09/6/2005
Neighborhood Safety Concerns Boost TV Time, but Not Necessarily Obesity, in Preschoolers; Parents advised to turn off the tube, encourage outdoor play
09/6/2005
Children Using Community Health Centers More Likely to be Overweight than Other Children
08/8/2005
NHTSA Invites The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Join Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network
08/2/2005
Customized Gene Chip Provides Rapid Detection of Genetic Changes in Children's Cancer; Microarray Scans DNA Regions in Neuroblastoma Tumors to Forecast Outcomes, Guide Treatments
07/5/2005
New Model May Better Predict Outcomes for Children with Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders; Classification Tool May Better Describe Autism-Related Disorders, Help Evaluate Treatments
06/20/2005
Psychiatric Illnesses Are Common in Children With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes; Research Implies Need for Screening, Plus Scrutiny of Medications
06/14/2005
New Genetic Test May Detect Risk of Rare Complication from Anesthesia; Expert from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Reviews Blood Test for Malignant Hyperthermia
05/31/2005
Children in Foster Care May Be Underaccounted for in the Medicaid Program; Study: Many Foster Children Are Not Receiving Needed Health Care
05/23/2005
Children Need Better Cancer Drugs, Says Expert Panel; Oncologist from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Urges Partnerships to Build R & D Pipeline
05/18/2005
Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma; Deletion on Chromosome 11q May Guide Decision to Use Adjuvant Chemotherapy
05/18/2005
Radioactive Isotope Is Effective for Neuroblastoma; MIBG Therapy Yields High Response, Low Toxicity in Children with Relapsed Cancer
05/10/2005
Is the Vaccine Industry Ailing? Expert at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Analyzes Why Manufacturers Have Abandoned Vaccines
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