Tag Archive: Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Nov 9 2018

How Can Gene Editing Breakthroughs Help Prevent Congenital Disease Before Birth?

The findings:

In a first-of-its kind study, scientists performed prenatal gene editing in animals to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder and effectively open the door for similarly treating congenital diseases in humans before birth. Using gene editing technology, the team successfully targeted a gene that regulates cholesterol levels to lower cholesterol and, additionally, turned off the effects of a mutation that causes a lethal liver disease called hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1) in mice.

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Oct 19 2018

In the News: Sepsis in Scientific American, Updating Genetic Tests, Prenatal Gene Editing, Nature Magazine, Type 1.5 Diabetes

Our breakthrough research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute made headlines in both popular science media outlets and prominent scientific journals alike, from advances in detecting sepsis, to pioneering work in prenatal gene editing, to the future of genomic medicine. Read on to learn more about how our scientists stay at the cutting-edge of their fields by approaching pediatric medicine inventively, whether it’s by developing the most effective alerts in emergency medicine, modernizing genetic testing models to keep up with an accelerating pace of discovery, and beyond. 

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Jan 12 2018

Birth Defects Awareness, Million Dollar Bike Ride Grant, WAO Center of Excellence, Alopecia and Thyroid Screening, New PolicyLab Video

The new year brings brand-new opportunities to advance pediatric research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, and if the first two weeks of 2018 are any indication, our investigators are off to a remarkable start. With January marking National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP embarked on a campaign to raise awareness for birth defect treatments and research. Meanwhile, our friends at PolicyLab released an exciting video communicating their passionate mission to improve the well-being of children and families. This week, we also cover new pathways to discovery for conditions both rare and common, from hyperinsulinism to alopecia. If (like us), your new year’s resolution is to stay up to date with the latest CHOP research headlines, you’re in the right place!

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Nov 11 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Vaccine Safety, Emotions and Driving, Concussion Discussions, Surgical Excellence Award

CHOP Research In the NewsIt has been a whirlwind week for most Americans, so if you need to break away from political news to catch up with your science news, you’ve come to the right place.

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Sep 23 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Emmy Award, Kids and the Cancer Moonshot, Precision Approach to Epilepsy, Concussion Monitoring App

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week we’re all about getting smart in our highlights of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Getting smart in the approach to tackling childhood cancer means identifying strategies that will make a decade’s progress in half the time.

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Mar 15 2016

Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award Goes to Fetal Surgery Pioneer

patient impact awardHats off to N. Scott Adzick, MD, surgeon-in-chief and the founder and director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on receiving Pennsylvania Bio’s Patient Impact Award at the organization’s annual dinner March 11.

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Jan 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Fetal Imaging, Hoverboards, and Violence

CHOP Research In the NewsViolence against children has reached an epidemic level globally, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics and reported by CBS News.

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Sep 29 2015

MOMS Study Suggests Candidates, Timing for Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery

Fetal spina bifida surgery to repair myelomeningocele is a remarkable and intricate procedure performed before birth. If untreated, spinal cord damage from amniotic fluid exposure is progressive during gestation.

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Mar 14 2014

Study Shows Normal Neurodevelopment Two Years After in Utero Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP serves more than 150 families with complicated multiples pregnancies each year and performs more than 50 fetoscopic laser surgeries annually, one of the highest volumes of prenatal laser surgeries in the nation.

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Jan 9 2013

Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Receives $10,000 Grant

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and TreatmentAfter a closely contested race for votes between The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and several other children’s hospitals, CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment was recently awarded a $10,000 grant by CHERUBS, the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Awareness and Support Advocacy Organization.

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