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.
Tag Archive: Type 1 diabetes
Studying the microbiome — the 40 trillion or so invisible microbes that call your body home — is like being an explorer of a secret world with its own language and lifeforms. Whether these microbes are sometimes friends or sometimes foe depends on subtle interactions with each other and the role of influential factors such as your genetics, environment, age, and diet.
The PennCHOP Microbiome Program awards annual pilot and feasibility grants to help faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia scientific communities navigate this uncharted territory. With the funding awarded in 2017, eight projects are underway, and CHOP clinician-scientists are leading two of them.
This spring, I had the pleasure of introducing the kickoff event for the new mHealth Research Affinity Group (RAG) in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. Many of us believe that mHealth tools — focused on mobile and digital health technologies including social media, smartphones, wearable devices, and more — are poised to transform the realm of clinical research.
New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania details how a diabetes-related gene functions on a biological pathway that affects the release of insulin.