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Steadily Rising Increases in Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Cause Abrupt Shifts in Disease


New work by a pioneering scientist details how subtle changes in mitochondrial function may cause a broad range of common metabolic and degenerative diseases.
22-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

New Treatment Resolves Hazardous Airway Complication in Child with Heart Disease


In children with a heart condition, lymph can ooze into airways and dry into a rubbery, potentially life-threatening cast. A new, noninvasive treatment cleared this blockage in a 6-year-old boy.
22-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sustained Feedback to Doctors May Be Needed to Maintain Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Children


A program that provides guidance to primary care physicians about appropriately prescribing antibiotics for children is effective, but its improvements wear off after regular auditing and feedback are discontinued.
13-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

CHOP Joins New Multicenter Research Network for Eosinophilic Disorders

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has joined a new consortium announced today by the National Institutes of Health to advance the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases called eosinophilic disorders.
8-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

CHOP Introduces CAR Autism Roadmap™ to Help Families Navigate Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's Autism Roadmap is a comprehensive, one-stop web site to help families navigate accurate, up-to-date information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The web site provides families customized information...
7-Oct-2014 4:35 PM EDT

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


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


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

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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


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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