Apr 23 2013

Genetic Study Suggests Fine-Tuning Drugs for Pediatric Brain Tumors

brain tumorsA new genetic study offers glimpses into how scientists might use gene-sequencing data to customize pediatric patients’ cancer treatments.

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Apr 19 2013

CHOP Ranked Top NIH-Funded Children’s Hospital

NIHWe’re pleased to announce that during the 2012 Federal fiscal year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute received more NIH funding than any other independent children’s hospital. Children’s Hospital received more than $125 million in NIH funds in 2012, beating out Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Apr 17 2013

Helping Children Cope With the Tragedy in Boston

BostonFlaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, the Center’s scientific director and founder, outlines a few resources families can use to help their children better understand and cope with disasters like the recent bombings in Boston.

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Apr 15 2013

ASCI Honors Four CHOP Physician-Scientists

ASCIFour junior investigators from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Department of Pediatrics have been chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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Apr 10 2013

CHOP Leads ‘Dream Team’ as Stand Up to Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Take Aim at Children’s Cancers

dream teamA physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers.

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Apr 9 2013

National Teen Driving Report Finds Safety Gains for Teen Passengers

teen passengerA new report on teen driver safety from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. The report shows that teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers “always” buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

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Apr 5 2013

President Obama Unveils Ambitious Brain-Mapping Initiative

brain-mappingAlmost exactly 10 years after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled another large, government-backed research project: the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. Calling the brain “an enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked,” President Obama laid out broad plans for the project, which will devote more than $100 million to brain-mapping research in 2014, and has the potential “improve the lives of not just millions, but billions of people.”

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Apr 4 2013

CHOP Joins Pfizer's CTI Network to Speed Pediatric Research

CTIThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Pfizer, Inc., the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, are joining forces with the goal of translating biomedical discoveries into novel treatments. Children’s Hospital is set join the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) network, a novel collaboration model built by Pfizer that brings academic researchers together with Pfizer scientists to expedite the pace of innovation.

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