Tag Archive: lab research

Oct 01 2015

eMERGE Network Looks at How to Provide DNA Test Results, Improve Care

A new $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) program will allow scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to not only uncover the genetic causes of autism and other pediatric conditions, but also to see how this information extends beyond the lab into patients’ electronic health records and improves care.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/emerge-network-looks-at-how-to-provide-dna-test-results-improve-care/

Aug 04 2015

New Ways Needed to Predict, Treat Relapsed Leukemia

Despite advances in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, between 15 and 20 percent of children who achieve an initial complete remission will relapse. They may need more intensive therapy or alternative approaches, but physicians do not yet have a reliable way of predicting which patients are at high-risk of relapse.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-ways-needed-to-predict-treat-relapsed-leukemia/

Jul 09 2015

Researchers Aim to Find New Pathway Interactions in Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancer mainly exists in people older than 50, but it also can occur in young adults who have a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-aim-to-find-new-pathway-interactions-in-colorectal-cancers/

Jun 01 2015

Neuroblastoma Studies Show Promise of Nanoparticles in Fighting Tumors

Researchers from CHOP are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children’s cancer.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/neuroblastoma-studies-show-promise-of-nanoparticles-in-fighting-tumors/

Apr 21 2015

Restoring Cellular Energy Could Lead to Mitochondrial Disease Treatments

By using existing human drugs to improve metabolism and restore shortened lifespans in microscopic worms, scientists have set the stage for human clinical trials of possible innovative therapies for mitochondrial disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/restoring-cellular-energy-could-lead-to-mitochondrial-disease-treatments/