November 2015

Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 25 2015

CChIPS Grateful for a Decade of Innovation in Child Safety

CChIPSIn the 10 years that the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has been on the road to improving child safety, the unique collaboration between industry members, academia, and government has reached many milestones, which are being celebrated with a special anniversary report and timeline.

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Nov 19 2015

Dancing Eyes Brought a Research Team Together

T-cells attacking cancer cell illustration of microscopic photosIt started at the end of a long day. Jessica Panzer, MD, PhD, then just a few weeks into her pediatric neurology residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was about to go home. Instead, she was called to the emergency room to consult on a 3-year-old girl who could barely walk.

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Nov 17 2015

Why Kids Need Bug Squashers: An Infectious Disease Q&A

Infectious_DiseasesPediatric infectious disease specialists, the doctors who specialize in wiping out microbial and other infections in children, are a dedicated bunch. These physicians work at the front lines of diseases new and old, as well as protecting against complications from other medical interventions.

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Nov 12 2015

Targeted Gene Therapy Aimed at Devastating Childhood Disease

active nerve cell illustrationWhen something important is missing, we often search for a replacement. After many years of looking, a team of researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Missouri have found a way to substitute for a missing gene linked to a relentless childhood neurodegenerative disease.

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Nov 11 2015

New Growth Charts for Down Syndrome a Tall Order

Portrait of beautiful girlPediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.

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Nov 10 2015

CHOP Leads Patient-Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases Consortium

Meeting with the doctor office“How tired do you feel?” a doctor asks a child with a chronic disease. Or, “How well are you managing stress?” The answers to questions like these are even more important, from many patients’ and families’ perspectives, than the particular numerical result of their lab test results.

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Nov 5 2015

Research Tech Raises Awareness About Bone Marrow Donation

Bone marrow stem cellsIt only took 10 minutes during Harold “Reed” Salmons’ lunch break to sign up and save a man’s life. A Be The Match recruiter performed a quick cheek swab to collect Salmons’ cells and sent them for testing as a potential match for future bone marrow transplant recipients. Salmons hoped that his molecular match was out there somewhere.

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