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In Huntington's Disease, Heart Problems Reflect Broader Effects of Abnormal Protein

Researchers investigating a key signaling protein in Huntington’s disease describe deleterious effects on heart function, going beyond the disease’s devastating neurological impact. By adjusting protein levels affecting an important biological...
24-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP’s Breakthrough Cancer Immunotherapy Program Receives Generous Grant from The Emily Whitehead Foundation

The Emily Whitehead Foundation today presented a check totaling $250,000 to Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Frontier Program, and Section Chief of the Cellular Therapy and Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital...
17-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


In Animal Studies, Stimulating a Brain Pathway Reduces Depressive Behavior

Neurobiology researchers have identified a pathway in brain circuitry that, when stimulated, leads to “antidepressive” behavior in animals. If such brain stimulation proves to have similar effects in people, it may eventually lead to a novel...
13-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Risk Stages Defined for Children with Kidney Disease

Experts in pediatric kidney disease have published a new staging system to help doctors better predict the length of time until a child with chronic kidney disease will need to undergo a kidney transplant or start receiving dialysis. Although this...
4-Apr-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Preclinical Testing in 3 Model Systems Suggests Some Antioxidants May Be Effective Mitochondrial Disease Treatments

A systematic study of seven antioxidants commonly taken by or suggested to benefit children and adults affected with mitochondrial disease provides intriguing clues that at least two compounds should be further evaluated in clinical trials. There...
27-Mar-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


In a Severe Childhood Neurodegeneration, Novel Mechanism Found

Neurology researchers investigating a rare but devastating neurological regression in infants have discovered the cause: gene mutations that severely disrupt crucial functions in mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells. The...
22-Mar-2018 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


"Missing Mutation" Found in Severe Infant Epilepsy

Researchers have discovered a “missing mutation” in severe infant epilepsy—long-suspected genetic changes that might trigger overactive, brain-damaging electrical signaling leading to seizures. They also found early indications that specific...
20-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Researchers Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2018

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2018 in Orlando,...
14-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Over 50 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

Over 50 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology,...
15-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT


Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Available to Discuss New CDC Prevalence Data, Autism Treatment & Research During Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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

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