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Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies


Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have found 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal potential targets for treatment with existing drugs.
20-Aug-2015 1:00 PM EDT

CHOP-Led Clinical Research Network Leverages Big Data with a Family-Friendly Approach

PEDSnet, a national clinical research network co-led by a pediatric researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was approved for an $8.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
6-Aug-2015 1:30 PM EDT

World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted...
27-Jul-2015 10:30 PM EDT

Novel Treatments Emerging for Human Mitochondrial Diseases


Using existing drugs, such as lithium, to restore basic biological processes in human cells and animal models, researchers may have broken a long-standing logjam in devising effective treatments for human mitochondrial diseases.
20-Jul-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Pinpointing Mutations in a Relapsed Children's Cancer May Lead to Improved Treatments


Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.
25-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones


Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children with these genetic variants could especially benefit from activities and diets promoting bone...
29-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT

On Retiring, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams Reflects on 50 Years at CHOP as a Pioneering Pediatric Neuropathologist


Rorke-Adams, 86, was the only female president in the 188-year history of Philadelphia General Hospital. She went on to become acting chair of Pathology at CHOP, president of the American Association of Neuropathology, a Penn professor, and an...
22-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

CHOP's Dr. Steven Douglas Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV-Immunology Research


Steven D. Douglas, M.D., received the Paradigm Builder Lectureship Award of the International Society for NeuroVirology on June 4. The Award recognizes Douglas’s 40 years of work in the biology of immune cells and HIV infection.
16-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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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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