Tag Archive: Down syndrome

Aug 09 2016

“We’re Just Laughing About Poop”: A Clinical Research Study Experience Q&A

Not every child who comes to the hospital is sick. Some of the families who visit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on a regular basis are voluntary participants in research studies. Clinical research studies are an essential component of pediatric research that can lead to novel discoveries and advancements for populations in need.

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Mar 24 2016

Researchers Examine Obesity, Cardiovascular Risks in Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) are prone to obesity. Their families may be concerned about their future risks for cardiovascular problems as well as their quality of life.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-examine-obesity-cardiovascular-risks-in-down-syndrome/

Nov 11 2015

New Growth Charts for Down Syndrome a Tall Order

Pediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-growth-charts-for-down-syndrome-a-tall-order/

Feb 13 2014

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Grant Supports CHOP Childhood Cancer Research Project

One in every 691 babies in the U.S. is born with Down syndrome, according to the National Down Syndrome Society, and have a predisposition for a certain kind of cancer.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/alexs-lemonade-stand-foundation-grant-supports-chop-childhood-cancer-research-project/