Welcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.
Tag Archive: PTSD
Why do some of us get stressed out while others seem to roll with life’s punches? That is the big question in the field of stress neurobiology, and to get closer to the answer, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are exploring peptides called orexins as potential mediators of resilience or vulnerability to the effects of stress.
Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD, of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), was featured in a recent New York Times Blog Post focusing on post-traumatic stress in children and parents after the child’s sustained an injury.