In a recent interview with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, Doctor Emeritus of CHOP’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, discussed his work with sickle cell disease.
The 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).
At a recent event in Cherry Hill, N.J., longtime CHOP researcher Judith Grinspan, PhD, received the “Professional Impact Award” from the Greater Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Those 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.
How 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.
Children 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.
Several 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.
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.
A team led by CHOP’s Marni J. Falk, MD, has expanded next-generation gene tools designed to sequence nuclear DNA to analyze a separate source of DNA — that found within mitochondria. Mitochondria are key suppliers of the energy needed for the multiple functions of our cells. Mitochondria contain their own DNA, and play a pivotal role in human health and disease.
It’s been nearly a decade since scientists completed the Human Genome Project — a scientific marvel that, in its essence, provided the blueprint for the genetic make-up of humans.