February 2015

Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 27 2015

CHOP HIV Expert Consulted About Novel Vaccine Study

HIVThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s own Philip R. Johnson, MD was consulted for a number of articles about an exciting new HIV vaccine study.

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Feb 18 2015

Transparent Microelectrodes Allow for Dynamic Imaging to Study Epilepsy

epilepsyNeuroscience researcher Hajime Takano, PhD, who works in Douglas Coulter, PhD’s, epilepsy research laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is especially interested in which specific neurons could be inciting the neural network.

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Feb 16 2015

New Gene Test to Improve Transplantation, Research

geneChildren’s Hospital immunogenetics experts developed a unique laboratory test to characterize the genes that encode human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules, which are complex proteins on cell surfaces that are essential to immune function.

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Feb 9 2015

Researchers Developing Reliable Measures of Children’s Sleep Health

sleep healthChristopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD, a CHOP pediatrician, recently received a two-year grant to develop PROMIS pediatric sleep health measures that will fill this gap and enable patients and their families to express exactly how health conditions and treatments affect their sleep.

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Feb 6 2015

Project Increases Flu Vaccination in Pediatric Patients With Cancer

vaccinationWhile influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.

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