Scientists who fed a cocktail of key amino acids to mice improved sleep disturbances caused by brain injuries. The findings suggest a potential dietary treatment for millions of people affected by traumatic brain injury.
12/9/2013 11:00 AM EST
For medical devices, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. Philadelphia engineers and biomedical researchers are joining forces in a consortium to address this unmet need in...
12/10/2013 9:00 AM EST
Hematology researchers have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. These cell culture findings may lead to a new therapy for sickle cell disease.
12/6/2013 11:00 AM EST
Nearly 90 percent of children and adults with a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showed no evidence of cancer after receiving a novel, personalized cell therapy that reprograms a patient's immune system.
12/5/2013 12:00 PM EST
An international scientific team has discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma. The specific gene variant may be an actual cause of this form of asthma, a leading cause of hospitalization in young children.
11/14/2013 12:00 PM EST
Harvest, an open-source, highly interactive software toolkit introduced by a team of informatics experts and researchers, enables biomedical researchers to explore their data without having to become specialized database technicians.
10/17/2013 8:05 AM EDT
Children who undergo transplants of solid organs have a high risk of developing advanced kidney disease, according to a new national study. The findings reinforce the importance of continued screening of kidney function in these children.
10/11/2013 10:00 AM EDT
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced today that it has removed dietary supplements from its formulary, making it the first hospital in the U.S. to discourage patients from using these products without a doctor’s provision as...
10/8/2013 3:15 PM EDT
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