Mar 22 2013

Research Links Attention, Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Develop Autism

autismChildren who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, a new study shows. Infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, according to the researchers, who identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the slower response.

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Mar 20 2013

CHOP Investigator Sheds Light on Effects of Sequestration on Cancer Research

SequestrationCHOP’s Peter Adamson, MD, who heads the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research, was recently interviewed by journalist Paul Goldberg for the March 15 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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Mar 14 2013

CHOP Pediatrics Named #1 by U.S. News & World Report

pediatricsOn Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, and Children’s Hospital, along with its academic affiliate, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, garnered the #1 spot in Pediatrics.

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Mar 7 2013

CHOP Researcher’s Innovative Immune Therapy Featured on The Doctors

immune therapyThe innovative work being done by CHOP’s Stephen Grupp, MD, was recently featured on the CBS show The Doctors. Dr. Grupp, the Center for Childhood Cancer Research’s director of translational research, discussed his trial using immune therapy to treat an aggressive form of childhood leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Feb 28 2013

Say Hello to Research in Action!

Research in ActionThose of us here at Cornerstone are excited to welcome another member of the CHOP family to the blogosphere: the Center for Injury Research and Prevention has launched a new blog! Research in Action will feature news and commentary on the important work being done at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention every day, and will tackle such topics as teen driving, child safety seats, and concussions.

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Feb 26 2013

Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Understand and Treat Disease

next-generation sequencingHow time flies! It seems almost impossible that the many events of 2003 are now almost ten years in the past. It’s also hard to believe that the completion of the Human Genome Project, a government-led initiative involving researchers from all around the world, was nearly a decade ago.

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Feb 22 2013

Some Kids With Heart Defects May Experience Abnormal Growth Regulation

heart defectsChildren who are born with complex heart defects like congenital heart disease can often have poor growth. A new study from a pediatric cardiologist and her team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that that this poor growth may stem from factors beyond deficient nutrition, and may include abnormalities in overall growth regulation.

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