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CHOP Researchers Identify Causal Genetic Variant Linked to Common Childhood Obesity

Researchers have identified a causal genetic variant strongly associated with childhood obesity. The study provides new insight into the importance of the hypothalamus of the brain and its role in common childhood obesity and the target gene may...
29-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Publish Final Results of Key Clinical Trial for Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

An international consortium published the final results of a key clinical trial of the gene therapy CASGEVY (exagamglogene autotemcel) for the treatment of sickle cell disease in patients 12 years and older with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises...
24-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Researchers Discover Underlying Biology Behind Fontan-Associated Liver Disease

As patients with congenital heart diseases live longer, researchers are attempting to understand some of the other complications they may face as they age. In a new study, a team from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) used...
22-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find No Link Between COVID-19 Virus and Development of Asthma in Children

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families worried about the long-term effects posed by the SARS-COV-2 virus. Now, researchers found that a SARS-COV-2 infection likely does not increase the risk of asthma development in pediatric patients....
10-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP, Stanford Researchers Identify Protein That Controls CAR T Cell Longevity

CAR T cell therapy has revolutionized the way certain types of cancer are treated, and the longer those CAR T cells live in a patient’s body, the more effectively they respond to cancer. Now, researchers have found that a protein called FOXO1...
8-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Youths with Mood Disorders 30 Percent Less Likely to Acquire Driver’s License Than Peers

Researchers found that teens and young adults with mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, were 30% less likely to obtain their driver’s license than peers without such disorders. Additionally, those youths with mood disorders...
4-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chop Researchers Find Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation May Aid in Concussion Recovery

In the first clinical trial of a targeted pharmacologic therapeutic for mild traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients, scientists have found preliminary evidence that adolescents and young adults with concussion who take a specific formulation...
19-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Researchers Discover Key Metabolic Process Responsible for Rapid Immune Responses

Researchers identified a key metabolite in cells that helps direct immune responses and explains at a single cell level why immune cells that most efficiently recognize pathogens, vaccines, or diseased cells grow and divide faster than other cells.
13-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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More than 150 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in the 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Over 150 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will travel to Toronto for this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
5-May-2018 1:05 AM EDT

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 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

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