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Researchers Gauge Heritability of Childhood-Onset Autoimmune Diseases


Scientists have more precisely calculated heritability--the influence of underlying genes--in 9 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood. The research may strengthen risk assessment for associated autoimmune disorders.
8-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune Response

A study of influenza infection in animals broadens understanding of the immune response to flu virus, showing that the process is more dynamic than usually described. The findings may offer key insights for developing better vaccines.
25-Sep-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Mitochondria Play Outsized Role in Human Evolution and Disease


Mitochondria are not only the power plants of our cells; these tiny structures also play a central role in our physiology. By enabling flexible responses to new environments, mitochondria have helped humans adapt and evolve.
24-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Is a Founding Member of New NIH-Funded Research Consortium to Test New Cancer Treatments for Children


Addressing the relatively small number of new cancer drugs for children, a selective group of leading research centers is joining a new federally funded research consortium aimed at bringing scientific rigor and a concentrated effort to identifying...
10-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Genes Found in Inflammatory Bowel Disease under Age 5


Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children under age five. The genes play key roles in immune...
3-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies


Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have found 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal potential targets for treatment with existing drugs.
20-Aug-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP-Led Clinical Research Network Leverages Big Data with a Family-Friendly Approach

PEDSnet, a national clinical research network co-led by a pediatric researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was approved for an $8.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
6-Aug-2015 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted...
27-Jul-2015 10:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Field's Challenges

An international group of more than 800 medical experts at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference are discussing challenges in treating congenital heart disease in fetuses, neonates, children and young adults.
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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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