Mitochondria are not only the power plants of our cells; these tiny structures also play a central role in our physiology. Furthermore, by enabling flexible physiological responses to new environments, mitochondria have helped humans and other mammals to adapt and evolve throughout the history of life on earth.
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When the immune system inappropriately destroys blood cells, in a relatively rare group of diseases called autoimmune cytopenias, children may suffer for years with anemia, uncontrolled bleeding, and vulnerability to infections, while their parents struggle to find a diagnosis.
When parents feel exhausted, stressed, and frustrated by their inconsolable infant, they may reach a flash point and injure their baby. Devastating head injuries can result from forceful shaking and blunt impact.
When the third round of open enrollment begins on the federal health insurance marketplace Nov. 1, shoppers will see some major changes.
Newborns’ first big journeys into the world often are to well-baby exams at pediatricians offices. These checkups usually are scheduled within the first days or weeks after discharge from the hospital, followed by exams every few months during their first year of life.
Recognizing a concussion oftentimes is not crystal clear for clinicians. A young patient with a head injury may report experiencing common concussion symptoms, and yet results from a standard physical exam seem normal.
Fetal spina bifida surgery to repair myelomeningocele is a remarkable and intricate procedure performed before birth. If untreated, spinal cord damage from amniotic fluid exposure is progressive during gestation.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and four other high-profile oncology research programs plus a coordinating center joined the new Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC) launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help researchers identify drug candidates for pediatric clinical trials.
From pitchers and catchers to fast base runners and big hitters, baseball rosters need a diverse range of skills, but to achieve victory, individual players need to work together. Such dedication to collaboration also is a winning game plan when patients, clinicians, researchers, and donors team up to accelerate the study of childhood brain tumors.
Your immune system is designed to protect against foreign invaders such as infections, but you may not realize that it also destroys abnormal cells that your body produces.