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Scientific Leader Launches New Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine

As computational biologist Yi Xing, PhD, launches the Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he draws on his “bilingual” strengths. In this case, bilingual refers to his fluency in two scientific...
13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Manufacturing Facility, Making Tools for Therapies that Cure Disease

An Oct. 31 event at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia highlights the Philadelphia's role in manufacturing 21st century products: tools for precision medicine. The hospital's new Clinical Manufacturing Facility will produce clinical-grade vectors...
1-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Causative Gene Found in Severe Childhood Epilepsy

A large international research team has discovered a new genetic cause for a severe, difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy syndrome. Spontaneous mutations in one gene disrupt the flow of calcium in brain cells, resulting in epileptic overactivity.
15-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children with Autism, Developmental Delays are Nearly 50 Percent More Likely to Be Overweight or Obese By Age 5

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population.
18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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First GWAS Analysis of "Type 1.5 Diabetes" Reveals Links between Immune and Metabolic Disease

Scientists who performed the largest-ever genetic study of a puzzling type of adult-onset diabetes have uncovered new connections to the two major types of diabetes, offering intriguing insights into more accurate diagnosis and better treatment.
17-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gene Variants Raise Risk of Migraines in African-American Children

Pediatric researchers have discovered common gene variants associated with migraines in African-American children. The research adds to knowledge of genetic influences on childhood migraine and may lead to future precision medicine treatments for...
11-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Targeting Abnormal Signals Suggests Novel Method to Treat a Rare Childhood Blood Disease

Pediatric researchers studying the life-threatening blood disorder Fanconi anemia have devised a method to block the abnormal biological signals that drive the disease. This proof-of-concept finding in animals and stem cells may lay the foundation...
9-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Automated Malnutrition Screen Automated for Hospitalized Children

A team of clinicians, dietitians and researchers has created an automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children, providing daily alerts to healthcare providers so they can quickly intervene with appropriate treatment. The...
9-Oct-2018 10:30 AM 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

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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

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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

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