Tag Archive: Shana McCormack

Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

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Jul 13 2017

CTL019 Wins FDA Panel Support, Driving with ADHD, High School Football, New Genetic Syndrome, Teen Bone Growth, Missed Nursing Care

CAR T-cell therapy tops this week’s research roundup, with news about the experimental immunotherapy designed to re-engineer a patient’s cells to fight cancer making late-breaking and captivating headlines across the nation.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/ctl019-wins-fda-panel-support-driving-adhd-high-school-football-new-genetic-syndrome-teen-bone-growth-missed-nursing-care/

Jan 12 2017

Novel Imaging Tool Estimates Energy Production in Mitochondrial Diseases

Fitness tools that monitor your daily use of energy, from counting steps to tracking sleep, have exploded in popularity. Researchers are developing better noninvasive, high-resolution methods to estimate how well the fundamental source of that energy — your mitochondria — are working, and they have recently had some important successes.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/novel-imaging-tool-estimates-energy-production-mitochondrial-diseases/

Nov 01 2016

CHOP Honors Superhuman Abilities of Clinical Research Coordinators

Not all superheroes wear masks and capes. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, clinical research coordinators are the often-unsung superheroes doing important work in plain clothes and in plain sight.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-honors-superhuman-abilities-clinical-research-coordinators/

Sep 03 2015

Mitochondrial Disease and Diabetes Good Companions in Research

Certain defects in the way the mitochondria work may lead to diabetes, and the ways our bodies adapt to high blood sugars share many features with the ways our bodies respond to mitochondrial disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/mitochondrial-disease-and-diabetes-good-companions-in-research/