Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 29 2015

MOMS Study Suggests Candidates, Timing for Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery

Fetal spina bifida surgery to repair myelomeningocele is a remarkable and intricate procedure performed before birth. If untreated, spinal cord damage from amniotic fluid exposure is progressive during gestation.

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Sep 24 2015

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention, weighs in on why injury prevention cannot use a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

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Sep 23 2015

New Research Consortium Aims to Identify Drugs for Pediatric Cancers

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and four other high-profile oncology research programs plus a coordinating center joined the new Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help researchers identify drug candidates for pediatric clinical trials.

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Sep 22 2015

Vs. Cancer and CBTTC a Winning Team for Childhood Brain Tumor Research

From pitchers and catchers to fast base runners and big hitters, baseball rosters need a diverse range of skills, but to achieve victory, individual players need to work together. Such dedication to collaboration also is a winning game plan when patients, clinicians, researchers, and donors team up to accelerate the study of childhood brain tumors.

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Sep 17 2015

Teaching the Immune System to Have Long-term Memory for Leukemia

Your immune system is designed to protect against foreign invaders such as infections, but you may not realize that it also destroys abnormal cells that your body produces.

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Sep 15 2015

Pediatric Imaging Techniques Shifting Away From Computerized Tomography

Children’s hospitals are shifting away from imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation and moving toward alternatives that do not pose potential hazards.

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Sep 10 2015

New Gene Variants Found in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Melding together genomics technology, disease patterns, immunology, and microbiology, physician-scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are finding new and individualized therapies for patients with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease.

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Sep 09 2015

Cancer Survivor Sees Big Picture of Childhood Cancer Research

Some summers are unforgettable. While her days were not always sunny during the summer of 2005, it is a time that remains close to Raine Talley’s heart as a cancer survivor. Toward the end of second grade, it seemed like Talley could not get rid of a terrible cold, but the illness dragging her down turned out to be acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

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Sep 08 2015

Expanding Clinical Teams’ Communication Skills When Sharing Care Plans

Dr. Walter received a Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award to investigate the effectiveness of an interprofessional communication training program designed to improve clinical teams’ collaboration in creating care plans.

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Sep 03 2015

Mitochondrial Disease and Diabetes Good Companions in Research

Certain defects in the way the mitochondria work may lead to diabetes, and the ways our bodies adapt to high blood sugars share many features with the ways our bodies respond to mitochondrial disease.

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