Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 30 2016

CHOP Research In the News: New Era of Genetics, Grant Awards, Texting Cancer Survivors, Baby Teeth and Autism

A new month is about to begin, so it seems fitting that this week’s research highlights have lots of “new” initiatives that we’re excited to report.

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Sep 27 2016

Study of Early Reading to Babies Could be a Page-Turner

From the moment they’re born until 3 years old, children’s brains grow rapidly, producing 700 new neural connections every second. This a crucial time for parents and caregivers to provide powerful communication with their babies and stimulate brain centers involved with language development and other skills.

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Sep 23 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Emmy Award, Kids and the Cancer Moonshot, Precision Approach to Epilepsy, Concussion Monitoring App

This week we’re all about getting smart in our highlights of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Getting smart in the approach to tackling childhood cancer means identifying strategies that will make a decade’s progress in half the time.

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Sep 20 2016

Do Food Allergies Increase the Risk of Asthma? Key Questions From a New Study

Most of us know that unlucky kid — and some of us were that unlucky kid — who was stuck with more allergies than the rest of the class, from peanuts and eggs to asthma and hay fever. Is it a coincidence that often the kid carrying an inhaler might also be carrying an EpiPen?

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Sep 16 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Precision Health, Passenger Distraction, Stand Up to Cancer Telecast

Many scientific endeavors take place quietly behind laboratory walls, but this week’s In the News items are worth shouting about.

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Sep 13 2016

Patients as Partners and the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks: A Q&A with David Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer and loving mother of four children, was an unsung hero for too long. After her doctor collected cells from her cervical cancer tumor in 1951, Henrietta unwittingly had an integral role in the transformation of biomedical research over that past six decades.

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Sep 09 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Cancer Moonshot, Why Children Get Cancer, and a Push for Vaccination

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of pediatric research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, as many students head back to school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is strengthening its advocacy to protect individual and public health by calling for an end to nonmedical exemptions from school vaccine requirements.

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Sep 06 2016

New Neuroblastoma Research Scholars Program Supports Young Scientist

Young scientists may have passion and brilliant ideas, but unfortunately, they often do not add up to federal funding dollars. This is particularly problematic in pediatric cancer research, which receives just 4 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s $4.95 billion budget.

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Sep 02 2016

CHOP Research In the News: $1 Million Gift, Airplane Safety, Type 2 Diabetes Gene, Thyroid Disorders

This week’s In the News roundup takes science at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to new elevations, including a stellar donation by the Eagles Charitable Foundation to support autism research. (Go Birds!)

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