May 2016

Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 31 2016

Collaborations on Language-Focused Autism Research Gain Momentum

autism researchQuiet. Sing-song-y. Robotic. Too fast. Too slow. Despite the contradictions among some of these terms, researchers and clinicians have noticed that these various atypical qualities of spoken language are more common than average among individuals on the autism spectrum. Explanations and practical uses for that observation are harder to come by. But it is clear that there is enormous potential to learn in the area of overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and speech-language variation.

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May 13 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Regulating Iron, Mother’s Dedication, Knee Troubles

CHOP Research NewsThis week’s stories span discovery (of a potential treatment for rare blood diseases), inspiration (from a mother who transformed grief over her daughter’s terminal disease into a foundation helping other families), and finding practical clinical insight (to distinguish a serious knee condition from a drug-treatable infection with similar symptoms).

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

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