Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 31 2015

Looking Back on the Year of Precision Medicine

In 2016, one million or more volunteers may begin enrolling in one of the largest long-term medical research studies ever planned. It aims to inform future therapies targeted to the molecular, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to diverse diseases.

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Dec 29 2015

Research Rewind: A Look Back at 2015

Although the year is coming to a close, the research achievements at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015 remain enduring contributions to pediatric health.

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Dec 23 2015

FOCUS Award Recognizes A Legacy Promoting Work/Family Balance

This year, the program leaders honored Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE, director of Clinical and Translational Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, with the FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine.

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Dec 22 2015

Going Back to the Future of Obesity and Osteoporosis

Many of today’s healthy children and teens will develop later-onset chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

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Dec 17 2015

Mitochondria Affect How We Respond to Stressful Environments

New research suggests that the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, called mitochondria, may play a role in our mind-body interactions and how we respond to stressful environments.

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Dec 16 2015

Possible ‘Central Hub’ Proteins Found in Cancer Cell Growth

A study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may add new lines to the textbook description of how cancer cells divide uncontrollably and develop into tumors.

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Dec 15 2015

Blood Test Screening for Food Allergy Has Limited Use in Infant Eczema

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to determine how common it is for clinicians to actually see food allergies occur in patients with eczema by performing a blood test during infancy.

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Dec 10 2015

Medicine’s Version of Santa’s Workshop: A Laboratory Medicine Q&A

Laboratory medicine specialists in pediatrics have a lot in common with Santa’s elves. They are less visible and receive far less of children’s attention than the ones who directly deliver gifts or bedside care, but their behind-the-scenes contributions are essential for the whole enterprise to function correctly. Just think how often you and your family …

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Dec 09 2015

Genes Found Linking Infants’ Heart Disease and Brain Development

Half of infants born with severe congenital heart disease go on to develop neurodevelopmental disorders, which may include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments.

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Dec 08 2015

Latest Findings Add Insight Into Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported their latest results from their studies of an investigational personalized cell therapy for a highly aggressive form of cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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