Category Archive: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

Nov 2 2018

In the News: Fertility After Childhood Cancer, Restoring Vision, NYAS Podcast, Obesity and Autism, Genes in Childhood Epilepsy

The scientific wonder of stem cell research and its implications for medicine have come a long way in the last decade: At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, our investigators’ innovative use of stem cell science to approach complex pediatric conditions continues to inspire for their potential to improve outcomes in children’s health. In our latest news roundup, learn about novel stem cell research from our Cancer Center and Division of Urology that aims to preserve the future fertility of boys who undergo childhood cancer treatment. Discover a new project co-led by a CHOP neurology researcher that takes a stem cell approach to restore vision cells in blind dogs.

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Oct 19 2018

In the News: Sepsis in Scientific American, Updating Genetic Tests, Prenatal Gene Editing, Nature Magazine, Type 1.5 Diabetes

Our breakthrough research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute made headlines in both popular science media outlets and prominent scientific journals alike, from advances in detecting sepsis, to pioneering work in prenatal gene editing, to the future of genomic medicine. Read on to learn more about how our scientists stay at the cutting-edge of their fields by approaching pediatric medicine inventively, whether it’s by developing the most effective alerts in emergency medicine, modernizing genetic testing models to keep up with an accelerating pace of discovery, and beyond. 

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Oct 5 2018

In the News: Silver Award, Supporting Outcomes Research, Hope on Wheels, Home Visiting Programs

As we move full-speed ahead into fall, the new season brings with it a handful of headlines from our researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This week, we share the latest news about investigators who have been recognized for their research legacies and for their current cutting-edge work, from discoveries in the basic and clinical science of HIV/AIDS, to the development of learning health system-based training in outcomes research, to the design of innovative approaches to childhood cancer.

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Sep 20 2018

Pioneering Novel Therapies for Hemophilia

Editor’s Note: Jacqueline Hunter, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wolfe Laboratory, wrote this article as part of the Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The ACE program gives fellows the opportunity to pursue projects beyond their main research focus. We’re especially excited to share Dr. Hunter’s work during National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Normally, the body responds to a bleeding event by forming a clot, which is a complicated process involving multiple proteins in an elegantly orchestrated cascade. When specific proteins of this cascade are absent, one of several debilitating disorders can occur that result in recurrent spontaneous bleeding into the joints and muscles. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are using clever maneuvering to figure out new therapeutic options for patients with hemophilia A and B.

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Jul 28 2017

Psychology in Media Award, Targeted Cancer Drugs, Dermatology App, CHOP ROP Model, Beckwith-Wiedemann Conference

CHOP Research In the NewsRead on for more exciting headlines from this week, including highlights from our inaugural “Deciphering Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome” conference.

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Jul 25 2017

A Day in the Life of a CRISSP Scholar

I first became interested in neurology when I observed a grade school friend have a seizure. But it wasn’t until after I was chosen to participate in the division of Child Neurology’s annual Neurology High School Scholars Program at CHOP that I decided that I wanted to become a pediatric neurologist.

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Jun 6 2017

Meet the CHOP Mentors Changing Research Trainees’ Lives

CHOP MentorsOur research trainees at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don’t just influence their careers, but the future of children’s health, too.

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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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Mar 16 2017

Meet a Researcher’s Best Resource: Q&A with Research Navigator, Katherine Yang-Iott

research navigatorLittle details make big discoveries possible. Meet our Research Navigator, Katherine Yang-Iott — the point person for any and all questions a CHOP investigator might have, from where to discard used lab materials, to how to obtain new equipment, to where we can find a good slice of pizza, fast.

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Feb 8 2017

Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure: Re-defining Cancer Research Through Collaboration

PC4CThe newly launched Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) received a warm welcome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of World Cancer Day.

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