Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.

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Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

Autism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

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Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

Whether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Jun 22 2016

CHOP Among Top-Ranked Children’s Hospitals in Nation

The results are in! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked second overall on the 2016-17 U.S.News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list. CHOP earned a top 10 spot in all the specialty programs evaluated by the U.S.News survey.

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Jun 21 2016

Q&A: How Computer-Simulated Hospital Systems May Improve Care

Inside certain computers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are active microcosms in miniature of many of the hospital’s units. These computer models are simulations, programmed for the purpose of quality improvement. Manipulating these models can identify opportunities and aid planning for systematic improvements.

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Jun 17 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Sleep Times, Plastic Bronchitis, Exercise and Bone Strength, Military Families’ Healthcare Needs

Our news highlights this week include new evidence-based sleep recommendations; a new champion for helping military families navigate children’s healthcare issues; a lifesaving solution to a mysterious surgical side effect; and an encouraging finding to help children predisposed to fragile bones grow up stronger.

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Jun 14 2016

Valuing and Supporting Diversity in the Pediatric Research Community

Diversity has long been a key driver of achievement at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, particularly when it comes to innovation and performing more accurate and inclusive research.

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Jun 10 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Clinical Research in the Spotlight

We like to highlight the whole range of research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from basic discoveries at the lab bench to clinical findings applied at the patient’s bedside. But we have an abundance of updates to share today about the clinical side of research.

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Jun 07 2016

Lots to Cheer About in Bench to Bedside

Yippee! Hooray! Woo-hoo! We’d like to take a few moments to celebrate the recent accolades given to scientists and physician researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute who are featured in the latest issue of Bench to Bedside, our monthly newsmagazine.

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Jun 03 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Counting Concussions, Genetics and Autism, Child Injury Prevention, and Gun Violence

If you’re among those of us who keeping mixing up your workdays following the holiday, yes, it’s already Friday. And you’re just in time for our weekly In the News highlights.

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