Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs—germs that help to kick-start the infant’s immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn’s own immune responses.
4/17/2014 11:00 AM EDT
Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia today. She investigates gene therapy for inherited genetic diseases that attack the central nervous system, especially...
4/1/2014 9:00 AM EDT
Pedigrees are diagrams showing how inherited diseases may occur in a particular family. A new app now lets healthcare providers create pedigrees digitally with few finger taps during a face-to-face patient encounter.
3/21/2014 10:50 AM EDT
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
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.
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