Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Hospital of Philadelphia Stories

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,...

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...

2013-11-22 23:20:43

World-renowned fetal surgery pioneer N. Scott Adzick, M.D., will receive the John Scott Award, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 World-renowned fetal surgery pioneer N. Scott Adzick, M.D., will receive the John Scott Award, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, at a formal ceremony tonight at the...

2013-09-12 23:00:34

“Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know” now available for download. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (VEC) is launching Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, a unique mobile app that allows busy parents to access up-to-date, reliable information about the science and safety of vaccines -- wherever and whenever they need it. The Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know app is available for...

2013-08-19 13:10:09

In animal studies, CHOP researchers advance new approach to anti-tumor immunotherapy By carefully adjusting the function of crucial immune cells, scientists may have developed a completely new type of cancer immunotherapy—harnessing the body's immune system to attack tumors. To accomplish this, they had to thread a needle in immune function, shrinking tumors without triggering unwanted autoimmune responses. The new research, performed in animals, is not ready for clinical use in...

2013-08-15 14:44:34

A neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the senior author of a large new study that found that current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than widely assumed, in reducing the incidence of severe lung injury in very premature infants. Neonatologists commonly use non-invasive nasal ventilation instead of mechanical ventilation via a breathing tube, in hopes of avoiding bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Frequently a by-product of...

2013-07-31 10:45:26

CHOP researchers advance stem cell studies in a childhood leukemia and diamond blackfan anemia First produced only in the past decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are capable of developing into many or even all human cell types. In new research, scientists reprogrammed skin cells from patients with rare blood disorders into iPSCs, highlighting the great promise of these cells in advancing understanding of those challenging diseases—and eventually in...

2013-06-12 11:06:36

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia apply antimicrobial stewardship approach to outpatient practices As disease-causing microbes continue their worrisome trend of developing resistance to commonly used antibiotics, public health experts have called for more selective use of those medicines. A new study suggests that educating pediatricians in their offices, and auditing their prescription patterns, encourages them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with...

2013-05-01 14:56:37

Researchers from CHOP, Penn find better outcomes for efavirenz over nevirapine in children over age 3 in low-resource settings Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, finding that initial treatment with efavirenz was more...

2013-04-30 10:19:19

New report recommends technology, policy changes to better protect older children and adolescents in crashes A research report released today from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides specific recommendations for optimizing the rear seat of passenger vehicles to better protect its most common occupants – children and adolescents. By bringing technologies already protecting front seat passengers to the rear seat and modifying the geometry of the rear seat to better...