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2014-04-02 23:04:21

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's unique new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program is designed to preserve, adjust or restore natural hip function and allow adolescents and young adults to resume their busy lifestyles. PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched a new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, a unique program specifically for young adults with complex hip disorders. Unlike most programs at CHOP — which are...

2014-03-05 10:42:02

Higher BMI raises risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. One study showed that higher body mass index (BMI) caused harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation, while another study found gene signals linked to higher levels of body fat metrics,...

2014-02-27 23:04:25

Medical professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando, Fla. to present research updates, discuss patient management and advances in the field of cardiology from before birth through adulthood at Cardiology 2014 Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 An international group of more than 1000 medical experts gathered at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference from Feb. 19-23 to discuss the latest innovations in detection and treatment of congenital heart disease...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2013-12-16 16:25:47

CHOP to receive $10,000 in life-giving support, largest amount ever PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Robert Indiana's Love sculpture Love Park 1599 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia WHAT: Conestoga Bank will present a check for $10,000 to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the proceeds...

Genetically Modified Cells Produce Long-term Remissions
2013-12-09 06:46:50

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Three and a half years after beginning a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will today announce the latest results of studies involving both adults and children with advanced blood cancers that have failed to respond to...

2013-12-07 08:20:41

Researchers Unveil First Results in Adult ALL Patients: All Five Patients Had Complete Response to Therapy NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three and a half years after beginning a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will today announce the latest results of studies...

2013-12-07 08:20:35

--Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Harness Engineered T Cells to Eliminate Tumors in Blood-- NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 90 percent of children and adults with a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) showed no evidence of cancer after receiving a novel, personalized cell therapy that reprograms a patient's immune system. In pilot studies of bioengineered T cells that attack leukemia,...

2013-11-14 16:27:25

Board of City Trusts to present one of America's oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, at formal ceremony on November 22nd PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three distinguished Philadelphia scientists whose groundbreaking research and innovative surgical and medical practices have benefited thousands of lives throughout the world will be honored this month with the prestigious John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the...