Jul 18 2013

CHOP Immune Therapy Trial Highlighted by Association of American Medical Colleges

Immune TherapyOn its research advocacy blog Research Means Hope, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently highlighted an innovative immune therapy trial led by researchers from CHOP and Penn that led to the dramatic recovery of one young patient.

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Jul 16 2013

CHOP Research Announces New DNA-Protein Interaction Affinity Group

DNA-Protein InteractionSince the completion of the Human Genome Project, there has been a natural surge in biomedical research aimed at gene discovery. Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS), bioinformatics, and other approaches, this process has focused largely on determining what genes are implicated in specific diseases.

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Jul 9 2013

CHOP Recruits Hockey Teams to Help Study Concussions

concussionsWhat really goes on in the heads of teenagers? Generations of parents have asked that question, but researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP are studying one important aspect of it literally: What happens when a teenager gets a concussion?

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Jul 3 2013

CHOP Cancer Expert Garrett Brodeur Honored with Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture

BrodeurThe American Society of Clinical Oncology will confer one of its highest awards on Garrett M. Brodeur, MD, who will receive the Pediatric Oncology Award and deliver the Pediatric Oncology Lecture.

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Jul 1 2013

Highlighting CHOP Research’s Commitment to Education

educationAs one of the premier pediatric research institutions in the country, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has long been committed to education and to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers.

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Jun 27 2013

CHOP Scientist Collaborates in Key Gene Findings in Pediatric Heart Disease

heart diseaseA physician-scientist from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, is one of the senior leaders of a research consortium reporting important gene changes that may help explain why children are born with heart defects.

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Jun 25 2013

Children’s Hospital Researcher Named 2013 Pew Scholar

pew scholarBy being named a 2013 Pew Scholar, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Claudio Giraudo, PhD, joins a “prestigious community of Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award winners, and hundred of other pioneers who earned Pew grants at the start of their careers.”

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Jun 19 2013

Dr. Paul Offit Examines the “Sense and Nonsense” of Alternative Therapies

Paul Offit, MD, chief of Children’s Hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases, has long been a magnet for controversy. A co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine Rotateq, Dr. Offit’s willingness to speak his mind, question popular (and at times ill-informed) wisdom, and to defend science against its detractors has earned him many vocal critics over the years.

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Jun 18 2013

Antibiotic Education Improves Prescription Practices

antibioticA recent study of an “antimicrobial stewardship” program by Children’s Hospital researchers found that offering pediatricians education, and auditing their prescription patterns, can encourage them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections.

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