June 2014

Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 27 2014

CHOP Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program which builds onto already growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus.

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Jun 25 2014

New Teen Drivers Benefit From Practice Quantity, Variety

When a teen learning to drive sits behind the wheel with sweaty palms, it is often up to the parent to keep their child calm and focused on the road. But how can parents prepare to steer these driving lessons in the right direction?

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Jun 23 2014

Gene Study Points to Novel Pathway for Diabetes Treatment

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania details how a diabetes-related gene functions on a biological pathway that affects the release of insulin.

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Jun 19 2014

Early Childhood Bone Density Reference Data Needed

bone densityA study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia aims to establish reference data for children ages 1 to 5 using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a test that measures bone density.

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Jun 9 2014

Research Terminology Must Harmonize to Advance Science

research terminologyWhat one researcher describes as asthma, another might call reactive airway disease. Unfortunately, such examples demonstrate the lack of a common pediatric research terminology, which presents a barrier to data reuse, sharing, and integration.

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