Category Archive: University of Pennsylvania

Jun 23 2015

No Difference in Outcomes for Premature Infants Enrolled in RCTs

premature infantsMany families of premature infants quickly become familiar with a powerful research tool called a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Neonatologists may invite them to participate in RCTs, as they investigate ways to help prevent, treat, and manage the myriad complications that can occur when these babies’ organs are not ready for life outside their mothers’ wombs.

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Jun 10 2015

Teen Driver Safety Researchers Use Simulator to Diagnose Driving

teen driverMany newly licensed teen drivers do not know how to drive, according to a study by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the University of Pennsylvania.

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May 27 2015

Award Celebrates CHOP Expert’s Brain Tumor Research

brain tumorAt the 13th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, set to be held tonight in New York, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will honor Tom Curran, PhD, FRS, with the 2015 Fred J. Epstein, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Mar 20 2015

Researchers Honored for Using Video to Better Understand Alarm Fatigue

Christopher_Bonafide_0139ECRI Institute selected an innovative study conducted by patient safety researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who aimed to objectively measure alarm fatigue as a finalist for its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award.

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Feb 20 2015

Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Receive PPDC Seed Grants

medical deviceThe Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announced that it will provide seed grants of $25,000 each to three companies to transform their innovative ideas into commercial devices that benefit young patients.

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Jan 12 2015

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s DiseaseResearchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) rests on a “biological teeter-totter” that when carefully balanced could help to control this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

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Dec 29 2014

Researchers Explore Parents’ Sense of Duty When Child Seriously Ill

parentsParents of children with serious illnesses often have mixed emotions fluctuating from happiness, pride, and joy to concern, fear, and anger.

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Oct 20 2014

T-Cell Therapy Leads to Remission in 90 Percent of Leukemia Patients

leukemiaA landmark new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 90 percent of leukemia patients treated with a groundbreaking form of cellular therapy achieved complete responses.

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Sep 22 2014

Healthy Weight Program Launches Study on Microbiome

microbiomeKnown as the microbiome, this complex collection’s potential role in early weight gain and obesity has become a fascinating area of scientific exploration.

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