February 2014

Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 27 2014

Campaign Raises Awareness of Pediatric Palliative Care

170079916_croppedPediatric palliative care is a powerful intervention that can be prescribed alongside curative or life-prolonging therapies for children with serious illnesses.

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Feb 25 2014

Research Advocates Dispirited Over Omnibus Funding Level for NIH

97788738Biomedical research advocates had hoped that a surge in research and development funding in the 2014 budget would be the best medicine for the National Institutes of Health, which has been impaired by mandated across-the-board sequestration cuts.

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Feb 21 2014

CHOP Research Leader Contributes to Study Showing New Approach to Vaccines against Dangerous Viruses

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s chief scientific officer, Philip R. Johnson, MD, is among the co-authors of a new study that presents an advanced approach to vaccine design.

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Feb 19 2014

Study Leads to Increased Heart Disease Risk Understanding

Most of us have heard of the “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol” coursing through our bloodstream. In the conventional wisdom of the past 30 years, having more of the “good” variety — high-density lipoprotein, or HDL — can lower your risk of heart disease, while more “bad” cholesterol — low-density lipoprotein, or LDL — increases your risk.

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Feb 6 2014

Collaborations Set to Advance the Healthcare of Children

Along with its research partners Drexel University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute recently hosted a collaborative research symposium that gave researchers from all three institutions the chance to connect and share ideas.

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Feb 4 2014

Center for Injury Research and Prevention Launches Child Safety Blog for Parents

Winston, FlauraA series of blog posts on driving safety for teens grabbed the attention of editors at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s online news source Philly.com and gave researchers at CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) a new opportunity to highlight their work and provide valuable information to Philadelphia families.

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