Category Archive: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dec 06 2016

Q&A with Sage Myers: How a National System of Health Data Can Improve Care

The relationship between measurement and improvement is a familiar one in our everyday lives. If you wear a fitness tracker to measure your daily step count, you might start changing your habits to walk to more places and get more steps in.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/qa-sage-myers-national-system-health-data-can-improve-care/

Oct 04 2016

How to Address Four Factors That Limit Gender Equality in Academic Medicine

After four years of often being the only female student in a class, entering a medical school felt like a gender nirvana. My medical school, like most, had equal numbers of men and women. But despite my initial impression of gender equity, I realized that there are still gender obstacles in medicine.

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Jul 13 2016

How Warts Could Reveal the Immune System’s Tiny Flaws and Functions

Medical students have a classic rule of thumb on the subject of choosing their specialty: If you’re undecided between obstetrics and pediatrics, the moment of truth will happen right after you deliver a baby for the first time. In that exhilarating moment of helping a mother welcome a new life, do you want to stay as the obstetrician at the mom’s bedside, or do you want to follow the baby?

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/warts-reveal-immune-systems-tiny-flaws-functions/

Jul 05 2016

On Your Skin, In Your Gut, and All Around: A Microbiome Q&A

Microbes are on us and in us, and researchers are increasingly becoming aware that they are a vital part of us. Across The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania a variety of research efforts are underway to understand these populations of bacteria, viruses, and other tiny life forms, known as the microbiome, and their impact on health.

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Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/scientists-reveal-new-mechanism-adenovirus-uses-sabotage-immune-system/

Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

Autism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/entrepreneurial-approach-learning-language-grows-catalyzes-research/

Jun 22 2016

CHOP Among Top-Ranked Children’s Hospitals in Nation

The results are in! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked second overall on the 2016-17 U.S.News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals and is the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state region named to the prestigious list. CHOP earned a top 10 spot in all the specialty programs evaluated by the U.S.News survey.

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Jun 14 2016

Valuing and Supporting Diversity in the Pediatric Research Community

Diversity has long been a key driver of achievement at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, particularly when it comes to innovation and performing more accurate and inclusive research.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/valuing-supporting-diversity-pediatric-research-community/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/bringing-science-life-philadelphia-science-festival/

May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

One of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/using-sociology-outsmart-superbugs/

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