Aug 22 2013

Techniques to Prevent Lung Injury in Premature Infants Less Effective than Expected

Lung InjuryA neonatologist at CHOP led a new study showing current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than previously thought in reducing severe lung injury in very premature infants.

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Aug 15 2013

Presentation, Not Treatment, Responsible for Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

breast cancerResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows differences in how breast cancer patients present at diagnosis are more responsible for racial disparities in 5-year survival than treatment disparities.

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Aug 13 2013

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Awards Children’s Hospital More than $650,000

St. Baldrick's FoundationMonrovia, Calif.-based St. Baldrick’s Foundation recently announced $699,186 in grants to one consortium and three cancer researchers at CHOP.

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Aug 1 2013

Obamacare, Wider Health Insurance Access Could Lead to Pediatric Patient Influx

health insuranceSigned into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — contains a number of provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage.

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Jul 30 2013

Mitochondrial Disease Signaling Network Discovered

mitochondrial diseaseChildren’s Hospital researchers recently identified a network of signaling molecules that acts like a “fuse box,” regulating the effects of defective energy flow in mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases.

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Jul 25 2013

Children’s Hospital Researchers Develop Bioengineered Decoy to Improve Gene Therapy

gene therapyGene therapy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have produced a bioengineered decoy that by fooling the immune system prevents it from undermining the benefits delivered by a corrective gene.

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Jul 23 2013

Penn Team Finds Immune Cells Promote Food-Allergy Associated Inflammation

food allergyA team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently published a study in Nature Medicine that sheds light on food allergy-associated inflammation.

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