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Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

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In the largest genome-wide analysis of common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID), scientists identified a gene that may be a "missing link" between overactive and underactive immune activity.
22-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Restoring Cellular Energy Signals May Offer Promise of Treating Mitochondrial Diseases

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By using existing human drugs to improve metabolism and lifespan in microscopic worms, researchers have set the stage for clinica trials of possible innovative therapies for mitochondrial diseases. These diseases currently have few treatments.
15-Apr-2015 1:00 PM EDT

New Medicaid Data Show Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children

In the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children’s health associated with prescription antipsychotics, results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a child’s risk not only for significant weight gain, but...
6-Apr-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Nanoparticles May Exploit Tumor Weaknesses to Selectively Attack Cancers

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Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer.
2-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Families, Experts, Peer Leaders Gather at CHOP for Guidance on the Transition to College for Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Last Monday, more than 200 young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their parents and autism support professionals gathered for a free, half-day presentation and Q&A panel hosted by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for...
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Study Bolsters "Turbocharged" Protein as a Promising Tool in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists successfully treated dogs with the bleeding disorder hemophlia, without triggering an unwanted immune response.
12-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Babies' Body Mass Index May Predict Childhood Obesity

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Body mass index during infancy may help predict if a child will be obese by age 4. A study in a cohort with a majority of African-American children suggests that better understanding of infant growth patterns may lead to more effective early obesity...
11-Mar-2015 3:20 PM EDT

New Genetic Syndrome Found, Arising From Errors in 'Master Switch' During Early Development

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Analyzing a puzzling multisystem disorder in three children, genetic experts have identified a new syndrome, dubbed CHOPS syndrome, shedding light on key biological processes during human development.
27-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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

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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

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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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