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2013-02-11 15:45:20

Discovering what they call the "Achilles' heel" for lymphoid leukemia, an international research team has tested a possible alternative treatment that eradicated the disease in mouse models. Reporting their results Feb. 11 in the journal Cancer Cell, the scientists said the targeted molecular therapy described in their study could have direct implications for current treatment of Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL) in people. Led by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...

2013-02-11 12:25:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Discovering what they call the "Achilles' heel" for lymphoid leukemia, an international research team has tested a possible alternative treatment that eradicated the disease in mouse models. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Reporting their results Feb. 11 in the journal Cancer Cell, the scientists said the targeted molecular therapy described in their study could have direct implications for current treatment...

2013-02-04 16:25:54

CINCINNATI, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases by engineering an experimental molecular therapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reverse neurological lysosomal storage disease in mice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Posted online in PNAS Early Edition on Feb. 4, the study was led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. "This study provides a...

2013-02-04 12:23:36

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents magazine today revealed the exclusive findings from its 10 Best Children's Hospitals survey, which provides the most comprehensive family-focused, data-driven comparison of pediatric facilities. The research emphasized treatment success rates, groundbreaking research studies and staff expertise as well experimental cancer studies, average waits of an hour or less in the E.R and innovative support groups for patients and their families....

2013-01-16 12:28:02

CINCINNATI, Jan. 16 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature concludes the eye - which depends on light to see - also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders - in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. The research,...

2013-01-11 13:23:29

Study shows drug can shrink tumors and save kidneys Thousands of individuals have had kidneys removed unnecessarily because doctors misdiagnosed their disease. A new, international study published in The Lancet indicates that approximately one of every five individuals with kidney tumors common in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, has had a kidney removed. Moreover, 40 percent had some kind of surgical procedure performed. Proper diagnosis could have...

2012-12-20 16:24:58

CINCINNATI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recently launched collaborative led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is funding the research and development of three pediatric-specific medical devices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO ) The collaboration, which pairs the medical expertise of CCHMC physicians with the technical and engineering capabilities of BGU, started with nearly 80...

2012-12-18 08:27:59

Program Addresses Disproportionately Higher Risk Faced by African American and Hispanic Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes "Buckle Up for Life" Is First National Program of Its Kind - Nearly Triples the Number of Children in Seatbelts and Car Seats in Program Pilot LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to disproportionate risks that African American and Hispanic children face in motor vehicle-related crashes, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Toyota and...

2012-12-10 12:25:10

CINCINNATI, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers conducting a preclinical study in mice successfully used targeted molecular therapy to block mostly untreatable nerve tumors that develop in people with the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings online Dec. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "We can for the first...

2012-12-04 12:06:13

Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis (a disease where bones lose mineral density and become brittle) and bone fractures. The study points to the...