Category Archive: Radiology

Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

languageAutism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

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Mar 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Obesity, PTSD, and Alice in Wonderland

CHOP Research NewsWelcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.

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Feb 25 2015

Genetic MEG Study Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

chromosomeAccording to new research, children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language.

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Oct 27 2014

Current Imaging Practices for Kidney Stones Deviate From Guidelines

kidney_stonesKidney specialists across the country agree that the incidence of kidney stones is rising among children, but clinicians are unsettled on which imaging technology to choose first when diagnosing the condition, despite current guidelines that recommend ultrasound as the initial imaging study.

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Dec 28 2012

Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Helping Children With Canavan Disease

Canavan Canavan disease is a rare inherited neurological disorder with devastating effect. The lack of a specific enzyme, called aspartoacylase, causes the body’s central nervous system to break down. The disease is usually fatal before a child reaches the teenage years.

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