Latest Hospital of Philadelphia Stories

2012-03-27 00:44:26

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher finds hints of broader viral strategy in cell defense manipulations New biological research reveals how an invading virus hijacks a cell's workings by imitating a signaling marker to defeat the body's defenses. By manipulating cell signals, the virus destroys a defensive protein designed to inhibit it. This finding, from studies in human cell cultures, may represent a broader targeting strategy used by other viruses, and may lay the scientific...

2009-06-26 09:49:27

Pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study identified 27 different genetic regions where rare copy number variations "“ missing or extra copies of DNA segments "“ were found in the genes of children with autism spectrum disorders, but not in the healthy controls. The findings are...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.