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CHOP Researcher Inducted into Italian Academy of Sciences


Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was inducted into the Italian Academy of Sciences during the Academy’s 234th annual meeting on May 5 in Rome....
23-May-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug-Like Peptides Show Promise in Treating 2 Blood Diseases


Synthetic peptides called minihepcidins may potentially treat two serious genetic blood diseases: beta-thalassemia and polycythemia vera. The compounds restored red blood cell levels of red blood cells and controlled iron absorption in animal models.
6-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Infant BMI Is a Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2


Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age 2 months are at risk for obesity at age 2 years. Pediatric researchers say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than weight-for-length, the current standard measurement.
21-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Child Heart Patients, a Novel Approach Improves Symptoms of Hazardous Lymph Blockage

Pediatric researchers have devised an innovative, safe and minimally invasive procedure that helps relieve rare but potentially life-threatening airway blockages occurring in children who had surgery for congenital heart defects.
21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Candidate Halts Crippling Excess Bone Growth in Animal Model of a Rare Bone Disease


New research in laboratory animals suggests that the drug palovarotene may prevent multiple skeletal problems caused by a rare but extremely disabling genetic bone disease, and may even be a candidate for use in newborn babies with the condition. A...
13-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Expert Named to Blue Ribbon Panel of National Cancer Moonshot Initiative


Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, will join other thought leaders in advising the scientific direction and goals of Vice President Joe Biden’s...
12-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Syndrome Named, Causes a Rare Intellectual Disability

Using high-speed DNA sequencing tools, pediatric researchers have identified a new syndrome that causes intellectual disability (ID). Drawing on knowledge of the causative gene mutation, the scientists’ cell studies suggest that an amino acid...
4-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Oncologist Receives $1 Million Hyundai Quantum Grant to Improve Leukemia Treatment


A physician-researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $1 million Hyundai Quantum Grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to advance treatment for a high-risk form of childhood leukemia. The research focuses on...
30-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Available to Discuss New CDC Prevalence Data, Autism Treatment & Research During Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month


4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Field's Challenges

An international group of more than 800 medical experts at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference are discussing challenges in treating congenital heart disease in fetuses, neonates, children and young adults.
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Pediatric Concussion Experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Comment on Guidelines Released Today on Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

Guidelines released today by Canadian pediatric emergency medicine researchers are in line with the work that has been taking place over the past several years at CHOP to help improve pediatric concussion diagnosis and treatment and standardize...
25-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Youth Sports-Related Concussion Expert Available To Discuss White House Concussion Summit


28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Expert Media Availability: One Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Violence?

10-Dec-2013 8:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Comment on FDA Plan to Ban “Natural Therapies" for Diabetes

25-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Federal Report, JAMA Study, and National Tragedies Converge to Point Spotlight on Mental Health in America

16-Jan-2013 7:00 AM EST

Dr. Cindy Christian, Child Abuse Expert at CHOP, Shares Insight on Sexual Abuse, Protection


Dr. Cindy Christian, the director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,is available to share her expertise about child sexual abuse, its impact on victims and the entire family.
10-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST

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