November 2014

Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 26 2014

International Team Finds Blood Disorder Mutation

blood disorderAn international team of gene experts has identified a mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.

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Nov 19 2014

Rescuing Mutation May Operate in Bone Marrow Failure

bone marrowBone marrow failure syndromes are rare disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells, increasing the risk for life-threatening bleeding, anemia, and infections.

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Nov 17 2014

Thrombosis Researcher Set to Deliver American Heart Association Lecture

Krishnaswamy_thrombosisThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Sriram Krishnaswamy, PhD, is set to deliver this year’s Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis at this week’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions annual conference.

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Nov 14 2014

Gene-regulating Protein Reaches Multiple Disease Pathways

proteinGenomic scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found strong evidence that the protein family, FOXA2, is a master regulator of genetically vulnerable pathways in multiple diseases.

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Nov 12 2014

CHOP Research Leader Named to Brain Tumor Panel

CURRAN2_NER_0850A pediatric brain tumor expert and Deputy Scientific Director of the Research Institute, Dr. Curran was one of seventeen volunteers appointed to the PBTF’s newly created Research Advisory Network.

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Nov 10 2014

New Autism Roadmap Website One-stop Resource for Families

autism_roadmapThe Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Nov 7 2014

New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Decals Linked to Fewer Crashes

driver decalA new study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention provides evidence that New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision is associated with a sustained decline in crash rates among provisional teen drivers.

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Nov 5 2014

Collaborative International Study Finds Childhood Epilepsy Genes

childhood epilepsyAn international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.

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