Category Archive: Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine

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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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/mitochondrial-gene-defects-associated-autism-traced-back-ancient-times/

Jun 21 2017

Dr. Douglas Wallace Honored for Passion, Creativity in Biomedical Research

Like the mitochondria that Douglas Wallace, PhD, has dedicated his scientific career to studying, energy keeps building about his exciting work. Dr. Wallace’s latest high-profile achievement is being selected as the recipient of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

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May 05 2017

Franklin Medal, March for Science, Extra-Uterine Support Device, Bullying Declines, Violence Prevention Initiative

A march, a medal, and a media blitz: In this week’s research news, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia investigators made their mark in the history of progressive science in big, bold ways.

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Oct 21 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Cancer Moonshot Yields Data-Sharing Initiatives, Hemophilia Surprise, Mitochondrial Medal

Buckle your seatbelts because this has been a busy week for research news at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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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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May 27 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Summer-Ready Stories about Families, Travel, and Science

Welcome back to another weekly roundup of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! As we head into Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. and the informal start to summer, let’s begin with news this week that resonates with some of the things we love about summer.

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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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May 17 2016

Bringing Science to Life at the Philadelphia Science Festival

What happens when you combine curiosity, families, and science and technology? You’d know the answer to that question and lots more if you attended the Philadelphia Science Festival, a massive science carnival held over nine days featuring hands-on experiments and demonstrations that showcased how science connects to our everyday lives.

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Dec 17 2015

Mitochondria Affect How We Respond to Stressful Environments

New research suggests that the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, called mitochondria, may play a role in our mind-body interactions and how we respond to stressful environments.

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