Category Archive: Center for Applied Genomics

Aug 23 2017

Mitochondrial Gene Defects Associated With Autism Traced Back to Ancient Times

Differences in mitochondrial function are a major factor in understanding the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a new study led by Douglas Wallace, PhD, director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, that points way back to genetic vulnerabilities accumulated during ancient human migrations.

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Oct 07 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Ear Infection Genetics, Childhood Cancer Heredity, Vaccine Anniversary

Welcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Exciting and important pediatric research spans everything from conditions that are common and treatable, such as ear infections, to others more rare and deadly, such as cancer.

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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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Jul 26 2016

Nurses’ Unique Knowledge and Perspective Shines Through in Pediatric Research: A Nursing Research Q&A

Nurses have a distinct worldview and approach to patient and family care that is not reflected in other specialties.

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May 24 2016

Underpinnings of Neuropsychiatric Disease: A Behavioral Health Research Q&A

A self-proclaimed “geeky student” in high school, Stewart Anderson, MD, a research psychiatrist, always dreamed of being a scientist. He wandered through various fields — anthropology, archeology, geology, astronomy – before becoming fascinated with learning about the brain.

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Apr 26 2016

Hakon Hakonarson Honored for Excellence in Research Mentoring

The Research Trainee Advisory Committee at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has named Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, the inaugural winner of its Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees. The award recognizes faculty who effectively guide and monitor advanced training and professional development of research trainees at CHOP.

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Apr 15 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Genetic Superheroes, Excess Bone, and Secondhand Smoke

This week’s stories have elements that sound like fiction, but all are real, new scientific and medical findings: A condition that turns the body’s soft tissues into bone has new hope for a future treatment. Genetic superheroes walk among us, and they may not even know it. And pediatricians may have a tool to double their success in helping their patients’ parents quit smoking.

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Apr 08 2016

CHOP Research In The News: New Syndrome Named, National Honor for Pediatric Oncologist

Check out the most exciting research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this week. From leading a group of international researchers who identified a new syndrome to working on a prestigious panel that will give guidance about ways to advance treatments for children with cancer, CHOP researchers are putting pediatric research in motion.

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Apr 05 2016

In Bench to Bedside: Finding Research Success in Setbacks

A new issue of Bench to Bedside, the monthly newsmagazine from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, is now available! This month’s issue includes several stories that show that, sometimes, it takes some setbacks to pave a new and unexpected path to success in research.

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Mar 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Obesity, PTSD, and Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.

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