Category Archive: Center for Fetal Research

Oct 18 2019

In the News: MtDNA Gene Expression, Carousel Ball, NIH Innovator Awards, NKAP-related Syndrome, Discussing Youth Suicide

By Jillian Rose Lim

From identifying a new neurodevelopmental syndrome to novel discoveries about mitochondrial DNA, this week’s research roundup shows how Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia experts connect the dots to better understand disease origins. Also find out which early career investigators received New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of World Mental Health Day, PolicyLab researchers discussed innovative approaches to suicide prevention in young adults. And a huge “thank you” goes to fundraisers at the annual Carousel Ball for their generous support of research and treatment at the Cardiac Center.

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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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