Monthly Archive: July 2017

Jul 25 2017

A Day in the Life of a CRISSP Scholar

I first became interested in neurology when I observed a grade school friend have a seizure. But it wasn’t until after I was chosen to participate in the division of Child Neurology’s annual Neurology High School Scholars Program at CHOP that I decided that I wanted to become a pediatric neurologist.

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Jul 18 2017

Do Researchers Need Standardized Dosing for Infant Anticancer Drug Trials?

Researchers from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) have developed a new standardized dosing method for anticancer drugs in infants to use across all COG clinical trials. This unified method, based on dose banding and organized into tables for different drugs and dose levels, will address the limitations and variability that researchers can encounter in current methods.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-need-standardized-dosing-infant-anticancer-drug-trials/

Jul 13 2017

CTL019 Wins FDA Panel Support, Driving with ADHD, High School Football, New Genetic Syndrome, Teen Bone Growth, Missed Nursing Care

CAR T-cell therapy tops this week’s research roundup, with news about the experimental immunotherapy designed to re-engineer a patient’s cells to fight cancer making late-breaking and captivating headlines across the nation.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/ctl019-wins-fda-panel-support-driving-adhd-high-school-football-new-genetic-syndrome-teen-bone-growth-missed-nursing-care/

Jul 11 2017

How Peacekeeper Cells Prevent Autoimmune Disease: Q&A with The Oliver Lab

In the lab of Paula Oliver, PhD, associate professor of Pathology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a group of researchers led by Awo Layman, PhD; Guoping Deng, PhD; and Claire O’Leary, PhD, studied the influential events that transpire when, as Dr. Layman described it to us, a type of immune cell called a regulatory T cell suffers a “loss of identity.”

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Jul 05 2017

On the Record: Student Reporters Celebrate Community Health Leaders

As part of the educational program Healthy NewsWorks, young journalists from the Highland Park Healthy Hawk, the East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin, and other student-run newspapers interviewed clinicians and researchers about some of today’s most pressing health topics from gun violence to preventing sports injuries to city health programs for the uninsured.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/record-student-reporters-celebrate-community-health-leaders/