July 2013

Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30 2013

Mitochondrial Disease Signaling Network Discovered

mitochondrial diseaseChildren’s Hospital researchers recently identified a network of signaling molecules that acts like a “fuse box,” regulating the effects of defective energy flow in mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases.

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Jul 25 2013

Children’s Hospital Researchers Develop Bioengineered Decoy to Improve Gene Therapy

gene therapyGene therapy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have produced a bioengineered decoy that by fooling the immune system prevents it from undermining the benefits delivered by a corrective gene.

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Jul 23 2013

Penn Team Finds Immune Cells Promote Food-Allergy Associated Inflammation

food allergyA team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in Nature Medicine that sheds light on food allergy-associated inflammation.

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Jul 19 2013

CHOP Cancer Experts Awarded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grants

Alex's Lemonade StandAs part of its mission to find “a cure for all children with cancer,” Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation recently announced more than $7 million in new grants to researchers around the country, including four at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Children’s Hospital investigators Garrett Brodeur, MD, Michael Hogarty, MD, Richard Aplenc, MD, and Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD, all received grants from the organization, for a total of $800,000 in cancer research funding.

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Jul 18 2013

CHOP Immune Therapy Trial Highlighted by Association of American Medical Colleges

Immune TherapyOn its research advocacy blog Research Means Hope, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted an innovative immune therapy trial led by researchers from CHOP and Penn that led to the dramatic recovery of one young patient.

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Jul 16 2013

CHOP Research Announces New DNA-Protein Interaction Affinity Group

DNA-Protein InteractionSince the completion of the Human Genome Project, there has been a natural surge in biomedical research aimed at gene discovery. Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS), bioinformatics, and other approaches, this process has focused largely on determining what genes are implicated in specific diseases.

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Jul 9 2013

CHOP Recruits Hockey Teams to Help Study Concussions

concussionsWhat really goes on in the heads of teenagers? Generations of parents have asked that question, but researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP are studying one important aspect of it literally: What happens when a teenager gets a concussion?

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Jul 3 2013

CHOP Cancer Expert Garrett Brodeur Honored with Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture

BrodeurThe American Society of Clinical Oncology will confer one of its highest awards on Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, who will receive the Pediatric Oncology Award and deliver the Pediatric Oncology Lecture.

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Jul 1 2013

Highlighting CHOP Research’s Commitment to Education

educationAs one of the premier pediatric research institutions in the country, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has long been committed to education and to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers.

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