Category Archive: University of Pennsylvania

Jul 15 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Trauma, Asthma, Autism Insurance Mandates, and Sexual Health

CHOP Research In the NewsSome people slow down in summer, but here at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, hot weather is no impediment to making research advances. This week, our roundup of CHOP research in the news covers a broad range of them.

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Jul 13 2016

How Warts Could Reveal the Immune System’s Tiny Flaws and Functions

immune systemMedical students have a classic rule of thumb on the subject of choosing their specialty: If you’re undecided between obstetrics and pediatrics, the moment of truth will happen right after you deliver a baby for the first time. In that exhilarating moment of helping a mother welcome a new life, do you want to stay as the obstetrician at the mom’s bedside, or do you want to follow the baby?

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Jul 5 2016

On Your Skin, In Your Gut, and All Around: A Microbiome Q&A

microbiomeMicrobes are on us and in us, and researchers are increasingly becoming aware that they are a vital part of us. Across The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania a variety of research efforts are underway to understand these populations of bacteria, viruses, and other tiny life forms, known as the microbiome, and their impact on health.

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Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

adenovirusAdenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.

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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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Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

CHOP Research In the NewsWhether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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May 13 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Regulating Iron, Mother’s Dedication, Knee Troubles

CHOP Research NewsThis week’s stories span discovery (of a potential treatment for rare blood diseases), inspiration (from a mother who transformed grief over her daughter’s terminal disease into a foundation helping other families), and finding practical clinical insight (to distinguish a serious knee condition from a drug-treatable infection with similar symptoms).

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May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

SuperbugsOne of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

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Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

CHOP Research In the NewsEvery week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

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