The term “stem cell,” stammzellen, was first used in 1868 by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel to describe the original, unicellular progenitor from which Dr. Haekel supposed all multicellular plant and animal life might have descended.
Since September, a Children’s Hospital team composed of researchers and educational facilitators has been working with 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers from Childs Elementary School (located in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze section) on a classroom-based anti-bullying program.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, is staggering — an estimated 1 out of 88 children have some form of ASD. As the word “spectrum” in the name suggests, ASD varies in its range and severity among those affected.
High is one of the world’s leading experts in gene therapy, which has long been a “next big thing” in medicine: Take a person with a devastating genetic disease and replace their nonfunctional gene with a normal one — a cure built right into your DNA.
Hematologists have long sought to reactivate fetal hemoglobin as a treatment for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers at CHOP have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.
A recently published book edited by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Struan F.A. Grant, PhD, examines the role genetic variants play in causing or raising the risk of obesity.
With the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a new project by Children’s Hospital molecular biologist Adam Resnick, PhD, seeks to shed light on inositol pyrophosphates, a type of messenger molecules.
The Internet and mobile technology have prompted a new generation of digital health interventions that leverage websites and mobile apps to promote positive health behavior change.
From all of us here at CHOP Research, we wish you and yours a 2014 filled with happiness, health, and prosperity!
Research and investigators from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute are often cited in a variety of news stories, columns, and investigative articles.