April 2017

Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 26 2017

Researchers Recreate the Womb Experience to Transform Care of Very Premature Infants

premature infantEvery child begins life in a paradise built of biological wonders. The umbilical cord tethering the fetus to her mother’s placenta not only enables the exchange of blood gases in place of breathing air, but it also permits her to float and rotate within the warm incubating amniotic fluid while it delivers her every nutritional need as she grows ready for independent life.

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Apr 25 2017

Do Teens With Autism Get Their Driver’s License?

One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers.

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Apr 13 2017

2016 Research Annual Report Showcases How We Accelerate Breakthroughs

The Research Institute’s Annual Report 2016 features dozens of inspiring and engaging stories that highlight new programs, our commitment to collaboration and excellence, and how our investigators and staff are leading the way in innovation and driving change in children’s care.

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Apr 6 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program Inspires Patient to Pursue Science Career

Multiple Sclerosis For some patients, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is more than just the place they visited for check-ups, MRI’s, and medical tests: It’s the spark of inspiration that encouraged them to study medicine, science, or research and kick-start a career in healthcare.

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Apr 4 2017

Each Patient Specimen in Cancer Center Biorepository is a Gift of Knowledge

biorepositoryChildhood cancer still has its mysteries. Every specimen stored in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research Biorepository, however, is a precious piece of the puzzle: a gift of knowledge made possible by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patient’s desire to help drive breakthroughs.

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