May 27 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Summer-Ready Stories about Families, Travel, and Science

CHOP Research In the NewsWelcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! As we head into Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. and the informal start to summer, let’s begin with news this week that resonates with some of the things we love about summer.

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May 24 2016

Underpinnings of Neuropsychiatric Disease: A Behavioral Health Research Q&A

behavioral healthA self-proclaimed “geeky student” in high school, Stewart Anderson, MD, a research psychiatrist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, always dreamed of being a scientist. He wandered through various fields — anthropology, archeology, geology, astronomy – before becoming fascinated with learning about the brain. In college, he majored in neuroscience and psychology, and shortly thereafter lived with a roommate who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and needed hospitalization. This experience led him to focus his research interest in understanding the biology of mental illness.

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May 20 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Racial Bias, HPV Vaccination, Patient Perspective

CHOP Research In the NewsLooking at ways to improve children’s health from different perspectives is what pediatric research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is all about. Take a look at three examples in this week’s In the News:

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May 17 2016

Bringing Science to Life at the Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

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What happens when you combine curiosity, families, and science and technology? You’d know the answer to that question and lots more if you attended the Philadelphia Science Festival, a massive science carnival held over nine days featuring hands-on experiments and demonstrations that showcased how science connects to our everyday lives.

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May 13 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Regulating Iron, Mother’s Dedication, Knee Troubles

CHOP Research NewsWelcome back to another weekly roundup of research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This week’s stories span discovery (of a potential treatment for rare blood diseases), inspiration (from a mother who transformed grief over her daughter’s terminal disease into a foundation helping other families), and finding practical clinical insight (to distinguish a serious knee condition from a drug-treatable infection with similar symptoms). Read on for the details.

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects. Two million people in the U.S. become infected each year with organisms that are resistant to antibiotics, and those infections are the direct cause of at least 23,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the threat continues to grow.

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May 06 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Team Science for Autism, Youth Violence, Award at PAS Meeting, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

CHOP Research In the NewsOur weekly compilation of research news, happenings, and achievements helps keep you up to speed. Find out why the autism community is excited about a unique opportunity to catalyze research. Hear about an adolescent homicide study that hit home in Harrisburg. Congratulate our faculty and staff who shared their expertise at the Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting. And learn how better surveillance could lead to a better response to neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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May 05 2016

Inquiring Minds at Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Day

Nursing ResearchWe usually turn to nurses to get answers: How long will this fever last? When can I eat? Will it hurt? Yet, it’s also vitally important for nurses to have the opportunity to ask important questions that examine best practices and generate new knowledge. This ensures that our nurses at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are providing care based on the best knowledge available — and who better to ask these questions than the nurses themselves?

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May 03 2016

In Bench to Bedside: Finding Out Where It All Starts

Bench to BedsideThe latest issue of Bench to Bedside, our monthly newsmagazine, follows several researchers who are uncovering some of the earliest beginnings of disease processes.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

CHOP Research In the NewsEvery week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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