Whether they study helmets on the football field or hemophilia in a lab, our scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are always on the cutting-edge of their respective fields, as the latest roundup of research news shows.
A special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD's, new office for a framed collage of "Commander" Massimo "Mo" Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Dr. Vanderver, a child neurologist and geneticist, helped to pinpoint his rare subtype of leukodystrophy, a group of inherited degenerative diseases that
Most severely injured children experience improved cognitive function while they are in inpatient rehabilitation. However, researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found that those with traumatic brain injury, or TBI, were discharged with significant cognitive functioning deficits affecting memory, problem solving, and verbal communication that would require continued support.