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Large International Study Pinpoints Synapse Genes with Major Roles in Severe Childhood Epilepsies

An international research team has identified gene mutations causing severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy. Many of the mutations disrupt functioning in the synapse, the junction at which nerve cells intercommunicate.
23-Sep-2014 4:30 PM EDT

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder

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An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. The gene regulates telomeres on the ends of chromosomes.
23-Sep-2014 10:40 AM EDT

Endocrine-Related Protein Found to Be Master Regulator in Other Important Diseases

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Investigating a protein known to influence human glucose levels, scientists found that this factor has a broader reach than first thought, acting on key gene pathways involved in cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, and cancer-related diseases.
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

After a Snake Bite, Families and Hospitals May Face Unusually High Treatment Costs

Antivenom treatment for a snake bite is particularly expensive, both from the costs of antivenom itself and from the close patient monitoring that is medically necessary after its use. A new analysis of data from nearly three dozen U.S. children’s...
5-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Forcing Chromosomes into Loops May Switch Off Sickle Cell Disease

Scientists have altered key biological events in red blood cells, causing the cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. This approach may lead to a novel treatment for sickle cell disease.
14-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Clues Emerge to Genetic Architecture of Cognitive Abilities in Children

A large new genetic study in thousands of children and adolescents offers early glimpses of the overall patterns and connections among cognitive abilities such as language reasoning, reading skill and types of memory. The findings may lead to new...
11-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

CHOP's Divistion of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine was again awarded the prestigious accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
11-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

How Critically Ill Infants Can Benefit Most from Human Milk

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Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns.
7-Aug-2014 12:05 AM EDT

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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

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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

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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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