Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 09 2016

Coming in for a Landing: A Moonshot Initiative Q&A

Vice President Joe Biden’s ambitious “Moonshot” initiative is aimed at boosting and streamlining cancer research across the country. We asked Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD, chief of the Division of Cancer Pathobiology and an investigator for the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to share his thoughts on how this strategic plan is changing the landscape of pediatric cancer research.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/coming-in-for-a-landing-a-moonshot-initiative-qa/

Mar 07 2016

In the Neighborhood: Environmental Features Associated With Teen Homicide

It is not a pretty picture. Boarded up, dilapidated buildings. Overgrown vacant lots filled with debris. Security bars on homes and businesses. A landscape of disorder surrounds many urban youth who are at higher risk of homicide. A new study took a close look at Philadelphia neighborhoods to determine if certain environmental features could be associated with youth violence.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/neighborhood-environmental-features-associated-teen-homicide/

Mar 04 2016

CHOP Research In the News: DNA Scrunching, Video Games, Smart Drugs

This week’s stories from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia include the use of big data to understand a tiny molecular mechanism central to how cells function, a clinical trial of video games for improving attention, and the neurodevelopmental effects of so-called “smart drugs.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-research-in-the-news-dna-scrunching-video-games-smart-drugs/

Mar 03 2016

Go Exploring in Latest Issue of Bench to Bedside

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are always curious as they explore uncharted territories and tap new technologies. Read about the many novel ways they are looking to improve children’s health in the February issue of Bench to Bedside.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/go-exploring-in-latest-issue-of-bench-to-bedside/

Mar 01 2016

CHOP Honors Distinguished Research Trainees on Poster Day

Poster Day at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is a tradition now in its 26th year. At this event, trainee-level researchers come together to present poster summaries of their work with the CHOP community.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-honors-distinguished-research-trainees-on-poster-day/

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