Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
3/4/2014 11:50 AM EST
Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. The more severe allergy is eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has been increasing in recent years.
2/28/2014 9:15 AM EST
A large international study has discovered 11 new genetic signals associated with blood pressure levels. Ten of these signals are "druggable"--in regions with genes encoding proteins that appear to be likely targets for existing drugs or drugs in...
2/14/2014 11:00 AM EST
Immunogenetics experts at CHOP have developed a unique laboratory test for HLA typing. Relying on next-generation sequencing, the new, more comprehensive test may improve transplantation outcomes and expedite donor matching in bone marrow registries.
2/12/2014 2:00 PM EST
New genetic evidence strengthens the case that one well-known type of cholesterol is a likely suspect in causing heart disease, but also casts further doubt on the causal role played by another type. The findings may guide the search for improved...
2/7/2014 10:00 AM EST
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Expansion, Naming of the Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy Program
Gerald B. Shreiber, founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of South Jersey-based J&J Snack Foods Corp., was in attendance along with his family, J&J Snack Food Employees, CHOP patient-families, pet therapy teams and therapy dogs,...
1/30/2014 11:00 AM EST
A network of children’s hospitals, data partners, and specialty networks led by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was recently approved for an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand its...
12/20/2013 10:00 AM EST
Katherine A. High, M.D., of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was honored for her trailblazing scientific and clinical research in the bleeding disorder hemophilia with the 2013 E. Donnall Thomas Prize from the American Society of Hematology.
12/13/2013 9:05 AM EST
Expert Media Availability: One Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Violence?
12/10/2013 8:00 PM EST
7/25/2013 10:30 AM EDT
Federal Report, JAMA Study, and National Tragedies Converge to Point Spotlight on Mental Health in America
1/16/2013 7:00 AM EST
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.
11/10/2011 8:00 AM EST