Tag Archive: epilepsy

May 31 2019

In the News: Repeat Concussions, Epilepsy Gene, Skin Patch for EoE, Food Insecurity Screening, New Director of Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

By Nancy McCann

Happy unofficial start to summer 2019! If you find yourself looking for something good to read on the beach, in the backyard, or floating on a boat, here you go. Discover which Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia docs and researchers have been in the news recently. We’re covering the risk of repeat concussions, a best method to screen for food insecurity, and a newly discovered causative gene for severe childhood epilepsy.

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May 14 2019

CHOP Awarded Inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge Grants

The soggy start to last year’s inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge didn’t keep more than 3,000 cyclists, runners, and walkers from joining the cause to raise funds for innovative research and programs to learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). If participants minded the rain, you couldn’t tell from the smiling faces peeking from under hoods and hats. 

The Challenge raised $2.5 million to address the complexities of autism through collaborative research among founding beneficiary partners Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. These organizations aim to share their discoveries to advance autism research in Philadelphia and around the world. 

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Feb 8 2019

In the News: Newly Linked Epilepsy Genes, Pediatric Safety Research, Teen Intern Recruits for Research, CHOP Visits UAE, Trends in Opioid Prescription

This week, we highlight the results of innovation powered by collaboration, within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and around the globe. A multicenter, international consortium revealed genes newly linked to epilepsy, while CHOP CEO Madeline Bell visited Dubai for an interchange of knowledge and technology at the largest medical conference in the world. Closer to home, the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network, comprised of 135 hospitals in the United States, published its findings on the most effective targets for pediatric patient safety research, and a high school intern helped researchers recruit participants for a teen driving study. Learn about the latest trends in pediatric opioid prescription, and get an update on the Delaney family, whose conjoined twin daughters were separated with painstaking care by a multidisciplinary team at CHOP.

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Nov 8 2016

‘Adulting’ Gets Complicated During Shift From Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

adultingA new word is catching on to describe the sometimes overwhelming life stage of learning to behave like a grown-up: “adulting.” For youth with chronic diseases, adulting has complexities beyond coming to grips with doing their own laundry.

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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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Jan 28 2016

Precision Medicine Initiatives, Medical Mysteries in Bench to Bedside

Bench to BedsideA blizzard of research happenings and news — from initiatives that are pushing precision medicine forward to a new way of thinking about how cancer progresses — appear in the January issue of Bench to Bedside.

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Feb 18 2015

Transparent Microelectrodes Allow for Dynamic Imaging to Study Epilepsy

epilepsyNeuroscience researcher Hajime Takano, PhD, who works in Douglas Coulter, PhD’s, epilepsy research laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is especially interested in which specific neurons could be inciting the neural network.

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Nov 5 2014

Collaborative International Study Finds Childhood Epilepsy Genes

childhood epilepsyAn international team of researchers recently identified gene mutations that can cause severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the highly dynamic junction at which nerve cells communicate with one another.

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