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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Feb 19 2013

Study Finds Link Between Genes and Lifespan

lifespanSeveral gene variants can influence a person’s potential lifespan by either raising the probability of developing a disease or by providing protection from disease, according to new research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Feb 15 2013

Searching for the Signs of Autism in Infants

One out of 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. There is no cure and relatively few treatments that work well for everyone on the autism spectrum. But research, including ground-breaking studies on infants, is making great strides to better understanding autism spectrum disorders.

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