Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 22 2017

AAP Conference, PCORI Sickle Cell Research, Eagles Autism Challenge, Anxiety and Autism, New Immunotherapy Target for Neuroblastoma

Notable awards, new autism initiatives, and much more are all part of this week’s roundup of research news.

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Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

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Sep 12 2017

Driving Evidence-Based Neonatology Forward: A Q&A With Barbara Schmidt, MD

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics recognized Dr. Schmidt with the William A. Silverman Lectureship Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has significantly advanced neonatal ethics or the field of neonatal evidence-based medicine.

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Sep 08 2017

CAR-T Cell Approval, Hope on Wheels, Task Force on Pregnant Women, Taking Flight for Autism, NFL Concussion Research, Doug Wallace

September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we kick-started the commemorative period on the heels of exciting news about breakthroughs in pediatric cancer immunotherapy research.

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Sep 06 2017

CPCE Putting Research Into Practice With Pilot Grant Program

The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ushering in the fall with a call for applications to its Pilot Grant Program. The program aims to support CHOP investigators who are interested in conducting studies designed to gather evidence about novel strategies that could shift current research or a clinical practice paradigm.

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Sep 05 2017

What Leads to Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism?

A tantrum, a kick, a meltdown: In school-age children with autism, these aggressive and oppositional behaviors – described collectively as “challenging behaviors” – are some of the biggest struggles reported by parents and teachers.

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