Apr 26 2017

Researchers Recreate the Womb Experience to Transform Care of Very Premature Infants

premature infantEvery child begins life in a paradise built of biological wonders. The umbilical cord tethering the fetus to her mother’s placenta not only enables the exchange of blood gases in place of breathing air, but it also permits her to float and rotate within the warm incubating amniotic fluid while it delivers her every nutritional need as she grows ready for independent life.

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Apr 25 2017

Do Teens With Autism Get Their Driver’s License?

snapshot scienceThe Finding: 

One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers. Teens with ASD who receive their permit are obtaining licenses at nearly the same rate as other adolescents.

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Apr 21 2017

Breastfeeding Practices, Cardiac Life Support, Vaccination Schedules, Face Recognition Diagnosis, American Academy Election, AAPOS Award

CHOP Research In the NewsA simple question raised by a concerned parent can often kick-start lines of research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week in the news, those sorts of everyday queries – whether they’re about how to breastfeed, why parents should follow a vaccine schedule, or how mechanical circulatory support devices work – led to exciting headline-making stories. We put the latest research news under the microscope and summarized to give you just the fast facts.

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Apr 18 2017

Could Noninvasive Eye Imaging Safely Detect Elevated Intracranial Pressure, Without Surgery?

The Finding:

Taking light-wave images of the retina through a process called optical coherence tomography (OCT) shows promise as a safe, noninvasive way to identify elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in children with subacute conditions such as tumors, hydrocephalus, or head trauma.

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Apr 13 2017

2016 Research Annual Report Showcases How We Accelerate Breakthroughs

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The Research Institute’s Annual Report 2016, which you can find here, features dozens of inspiring and engaging stories that highlight new programs, our commitment to collaboration and excellence, and how our investigators and staff are leading the way in innovation and driving change in children’s care.

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Apr 11 2017

Flaura Winston Recognized With 2017 Women in Business Healthcare Awards

Flaura WinstonA familiar face around Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Research Institute, we are thrilled to announce that Flaura Winston, MD, founder and scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, was the recent recipient of two Healthcare Awards from the UK-based publication, Women In Business (WIB) Worldwide. Dr. Winston was recognized as the “Best Children’s Health Executive” and “Best Child Healthcare Service & Pediatrician of the Year 2017” for the state of Pennsylvania.

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Apr 07 2017

Nursing Research Recognition, CAR T-Cell Therapy, Stand Up to Cancer Grant, Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Lupus, Newly Named Genetic Disorder

CHOP Research In the News“Bold” is perhaps the best word to describe this week’s roundup of Research Institute news, as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia nurses and investigators alike made headlines for their experimental work in pediatric CAR T-cell therapy: a cancer-fighting immunotherapy treatment that aims to re-engineer a patient’s own T cells to detect and destroy tumor cells. Read on to learn more about this, and other recent stories, in our quest to improve children’s health.

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Apr 06 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Inspires Patient to Pursue Science Career

Multiple Sclerosis For some patients, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is more than just the place they visited for check-ups, MRI’s, and medical tests: It’s the spark of inspiration that encouraged them to study medicine, science, or research and kick-start a career in healthcare. As these students prepare to start college and secure financial aid this year, the Demyelinating Disease team in the division of Neurology at CHOP helped them submit applications to the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s scholarship program and other organizations that offer support for scholars with demyelinating diseases.

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Apr 04 2017

Each Patient Specimen in Cancer Center Biorepository is a Gift of Knowledge

biorepositoryChildhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patient’s desire to help drive breakthroughs.

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Mar 28 2017

Do Teen Mothers in Vulnerable Populations Need Better Health Services?

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The Finding:

Young mothers emerging from the child welfare system need better health services. Data shows that adolescent and young adult mothers with a history in the system experience a high number of physical and mental health conditions prior to the birth of their baby. In the postpartum years, many of these mothers often stop treatment for their health conditions and become vulnerable to poor self-care.

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