Jul 01 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Big Efforts Aimed at Small Things

CHOP Research In the NewsTiny bacteria facing a big fight, newborns in families getting help with financial challenges, and tiny DNA molecules having a big impact on medicine, were all in the news this week. Read on for more about these top stories in our weekly roundup of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For those of you in the U.S. celebrating Independence Day this weekend, we hope you have a healthy and safe holiday!

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Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

adenovirusAdenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions. But even your closest friends may have hidden secrets, as scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia revealed when they identified a surprising way that adenovirus works to subvert a host’s immune system and allow the infection to spread.

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Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

languageAutism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

CHOP Research In the NewsWhether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Jun 22 2016

CHOP Among Top-Ranked Children’s Hospitals in Nation

children's hospitalThe results are in! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked second overall on the 2016-17 U.S.News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list. CHOP earned a top 10 spot in all the specialty programs evaluated by the U.S.News survey.

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Jun 21 2016

Q&A: How Computer-Simulated Hospital Systems May Improve Care

hospital systemsInside certain computers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are active microcosms in miniature of many of the hospital’s units. These computer models are simulations, programmed for the purpose of quality improvement. Manipulating these models can identify opportunities and aid planning for systematic improvements.

Building miniature hospital units in silico is all in a day’s work for T. Eugene Day, DSc, program manager for health systems in the Office of Safety and Medical Operations at CHOP and a principal investigator who publishes his simulation-based findings in medical and quality improvement journals.

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Jun 17 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Sleep Times, Plastic Bronchitis, Exercise and Bone Strength, Military Families’ Healthcare Needs

CHOP Research In the NewsPediatric research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has the power to solve problems for children and families. Our news highlights this week show just a few such examples, including new evidence-based sleep recommendations that will help parents figure out bedtimes; a new champion for helping military families navigate children’s healthcare issues; a lifesaving solution to a mysterious surgical side effect; and an encouraging finding to help children predisposed to fragile bones grow up stronger. Read on to see how our scientists are delivering solutions.

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Jun 14 2016

Valuing and Supporting Diversity in the Pediatric Research Community

Diversity

By Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute

Diversity has long been a key driver of achievement at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, particularly when it comes to innovation and performing more accurate and inclusive research. Organizations that have more diverse workforces are more successful — they make better decisions, have more effective teams, and are better positioned to meet the needs of the populations they serve who come from many different cultures and countries, and with varied backgrounds, experiences, and expectations.

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Jun 10 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Clinical Research in the Spotlight

CHOP Research NewsWe like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient’s bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research. So slide your chair away from the bench and over to the virtual patient bedside to check out these stories in our weekly news roundup.

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Jun 07 2016

Lots to Cheer About in Bench to Bedside

Bench to BedsideYippee! Hooray! Woo-hoo! We’d like to take a few moments to celebrate the recent accolades given to scientists and physician researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute who are featured in the latest issue of Bench to Bedside, our monthly newsmagazine.

 

 

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