Category Archive: University of Pennsylvania

Dec 16 2015

Possible ‘Central Hub’ Proteins Found in Cancer Cell Growth

cancer cellA study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may add new lines to the textbook description of how cancer cells divide uncontrollably and develop into tumors.

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Dec 15 2015

Blood Test Screening for Food Allergy Has Limited Use in Infant Eczema

food allergyResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to determine how common it is for clinicians to actually see food allergies occur in patients with eczema by performing a blood test during infancy.

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Dec 8 2015

Latest Findings Add Insight Into Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy

cancerResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported their latest results from their studies of an investigational personalized cell therapy for a highly aggressive form of cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Dec 1 2015

Drugs May Be What’s the Matter With White Matter in HIV

Some of the neurological and psychiatric complications associated with HIV may be side effects of the medications that control the virus, and not caused by the virus itself, according to a new study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Nov 25 2015

CChIPS Grateful for a Decade of Innovation in Child Safety

CChIPSIn the 10 years that the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has been on the road to improving child safety, the unique collaboration between industry members, academia, and government has reached many milestones, which are being celebrated with a special anniversary report and timeline.

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Nov 23 2015

Girls in Families With Breast Cancer Risk Well-Adjusted

breast cancerThe LEGACY Girls Study, a study taking place across five sites in North America, is the first to focus on preadolescent girls growing up in families with breast cancer risk.

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Jul 8 2015

With PCORI Support, CHOP Expert Will Assess ADHD Portal

ADHDFunded by a $2.1 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, CHOP's James Guevara, MD, MPH, will study the comparative effectiveness of an electronic portal vis-à-vis in-person communication for ADHD.

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Jul 6 2015

Experts Target Mitochondrial Dysfunction After Pediatric TBI

TBIThe World Health Organization predicts pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) will become a major cause of death and disability of children within the next several years.

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Jul 2 2015

Study Finds Gender Bias in Growth Hormone Treatment for Height

growth hormoneResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have found a gender bias in the provision of treatment for idiopathic short stature with recombinant human growth hormone treatment.

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Jun 30 2015

Researchers Pinpoint Mutations in Relapsed Neuroblastoma

neuroblastomaAn international collaboration of researchers has identified several progressive series of mutations that occur in tumor cells responsible for aggressive subsets of neuroblastoma that relapse after chemotherapy.

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