Tag Archive: microbiome

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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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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Feb 09 2016

CHOP Research Annual Report 2015: The Future Is Here — Don’t Miss It

Scientific minds are imagining. Sophisticated machines are harnessing genetic data. An invisible universe of microbes is revealing new insights into disease. Discoveries are changing children’s worlds. Every second of every day is filled with wonder at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

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Feb 02 2015

Research Collaborative Aims to Advance Understanding of Preterm Birth

Researchers and physicians at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are part of a transdisciplinary team that will apply sophisticated technology and methodology in molecular biology and genomics to help better understand the basis for preterm birth.

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Sep 29 2014

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Play Role in Obesity

Dr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.

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Sep 22 2014

Healthy Weight Program Launches Study on Microbiome

Known as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.

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Apr 21 2014

Going With the Gut to Build Preterm Infants’ Immunity

At birth, infants move from a sterile environment to one full of microorganisms. They rapidly acquire alterations in their immune systems that help them to survive in this dirty world.

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