Tag Archive: gene variants

Mar 22 2019

In the News: Mitochondrial Gene Variance, Killing Cancer Cells, NICU Stress Effects, Visually Impaired Driver Safety

In this week’s news roundup, there’s a lot to be proud of as our researchers make impactful discoveries, such as new-found variability in a mitochondrial disease-causing gene and encouraging findings about an antibody-drug conjugate that targets a surface protein expressed in childhood neuroblastomas, effectively killing cancer cells. Wanjiku Njoroge, MD, and colleagues followed mothers of very preterm infants to determine stress in the NICU and its effects five years later, and Allison Curry, PhD, MPH, is changing perceptions about visually impaired drivers.

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Oct 6 2017

Neuroblastoma Gene Variants, Center for GI Motility Expansion, Improving Autism Diagnosis, Fontan Procedure Follow-Ups

CHOP Research In the NewsThis week, new research findings at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are propelling the way we think about autism, single ventricle survivors, and neuroblastoma forward, as our investigators continued to push the boundaries of what we know.

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Sep 10 2015

New Gene Variants Found in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

inflammatory bowel diseaseMelding together genomics technology, disease patterns, immunology, and microbiology, physician-scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are finding new and individualized therapies for patients with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease.

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Feb 19 2013

Study Finds Link Between Genes and Lifespan

lifespanSeveral 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.

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