As the November chill settles in, warm up to new scientific discoveries and novel projects for improving children’s health from our researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In our roundup of research headlines, we share the latest findings on the biology of pediatric low-grade gliomas – the most common childhood brain tumor – congratulate Christopher Forrest, MD, in his role as co-investigator of a new FDA-funded clinical trials network, and give you the highlights on two new papers from researchers in mitochondrial medicine and cardiology.
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Every week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.
Children with Down syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) are prone to obesity. Their families may be concerned about their future risks for cardiovascular problems as well as their quality of life.
Pediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.