If you’re looking for a spark of inspiration during January’s long and sometimes dreary days, don’t miss this week’s roundup of headlines from in and around Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. Our scientists’ passionate work in the lab found a spotlight in the mainstream media as “TODAY” featured how our stem cell research can help today’s cancer survivors become tomorrow’s parents. Meanwhile, eye-opening findings from the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBi) sparked a wider conversation about how pediatricians and parents can stay alert for suicidal thoughts in teens. In more news, a recent study highlighted the need for more antibiotic stewardship in non-children’s hospitals, while a successful device consortium based at CHOP officially became a statewide affair.
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The Human Genome Project’s successful completion 15 years ago gave us a new genomic lens to read our 20,000 or so protein-coding genes. Since then, a surge in next-generation sequencing technologies is generating new insights daily that sharpen our view of how the human genome works.
Yi Xing, PhD, was on the cusp of this revolution in medicine as he finished his PhD training in molecular biology and bioinformatics at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). His research career began to rise during the incredible takeoff of big data science, and he became a prominent scientist in this cutting-edge field. The immense challenges of synthesizing diverse data sets from many sources come with vast opportunities to change pediatric medicine, which is why Dr. Xing is eager to assume his new role as the inaugural director of the Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
What happens when you combine curiosity, families, and science and technology? You’d know the answer to that question and lots more if you attended the Philadelphia Science Festival, a massive science carnival held over nine days featuring hands-on experiments and demonstrations that showcased how science connects to our everyday lives.
Our news highlights from this week cover some provocative topics in pediatric research, from serious teen violence in Philadelphia neighborhoods to head trauma injuries in student athletes across the country. Read on for details about the latest research developments and projects at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Let’s face it: we live in the future. At no point in human history has so much information been so accessible to so many people. The rise of the personal computer, then the internet, and then smartphones that (in addition to functioning as phones) can browse the internet from anywhere, means that more people than ever have access to more information than they could ever need.