Making medical decisions can be overwhelming when families must figure out the "best choices" for their child who may have special healthcare needs or developmental disabilities. Some families may rely on their clinicians to make these important decisions for them, in a paternalistic "father knows best" way.
This week we're all about getting smart in our highlights of research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Getting smart in the approach to tackling childhood cancer means identifying strategies that will make a decade's progress in half the time - which is exactly the focus of the national Cancer Moonshot.
An exciting new study of autism examined whether microscopic, abnormal folds in the tissue of the placenta - could serve as a predictor of autism in children.
Tara Wenger, MD, PhD, a Pediatric Genetics fellow in the Center for Autism Research, was recently featured in a number of articles about an exciting new study of autism. The study examined whether trophoblast
The Gadue Laboratory studies human pancreatic and hematopoietic development and associated diseases using human pluripotent stem cells, including embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. The lab has devoted much of its research efforts on directed differentiation and CRISPR-based genome engineering of stem cells and is using this system for the study and development of treatments for diabetes and blood disorders.
The long-term goal of the Song Lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis governing the formation, maintenance, and function of neural circuits under physiological and pathological conditions, using both Drosophila and mammalian models