Monthly Archive: November 2014
An international team of gene experts has identified a mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.
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Teen driving safety researchers suspect there is a surprising lack of rigorous scientific studies focusing on teen drivers with ADHD, according to Allison Curry, PhD, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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A study conducted by PolicyLab researchers shows the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10.
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Bone marrow failure syndromes are rare disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells, increasing the risk for life-threatening bleeding, anemia, and infections.
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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Sriram Krishnaswamy, PhD, is set to deliver this year’s Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at this week’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions annual conference.
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Genomic scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found strong evidence that the protein family, FOXA2, is a master regulator of genetically vulnerable pathways in multiple diseases.
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A pediatric brain tumor expert and Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Institute, Dr. Curran was one of seventeen volunteers appointed to the PBTF’s newly created Research Advisory Network.
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The Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention provides evidence that New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision is associated with a sustained decline in crash rates among provisional teen drivers.
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An international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.
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