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CHOP Experts Help Discover Mutations That Cause Severe Epilepsy

CHOP scientists helped identify gene mutations causing severe childhood epilepsy. The discovery broadens the potential for new therapies for the difficult-to-treat disease.

 


 

September 26, 2014
 
Kathy Gorman Named Chief Nursing Officer
October 30, 2009
Children With Congenital Blindness Can See After Gene Therapy

One shot of gene therapy and children with congenital blindness can see.

October 24, 2009
New Study Underscores Need for Booster Seat Through Age 8

Booster seats are especially effective in side impact crashes.

October 23, 2009
NeuroAIDS is target of federal grant to Children's Hospital

Novel HIV drug will be studied in cell cultures and in patients.

October 21, 2009
Experts Summarize State of Science in Autism Disorders

Experts say autism research progresses on many fronts, but much work remains.

October 21, 2009
Dr. John P. Dormans Honored by the MHE Research Foundation

The Multiple Hereditary Exostoses Research Foundation awarded Dr. John P. Dormans The Humanitarian Scientific Achievement Award at its annual banquet on Sept. 13. He was honored for a lifetime of "dedication and service to children, and efforts that have been felt around the world."

October 12, 2009
Dr. Frank Balis Named New Director of Cancer Research

Frank M. Balis, MD, a nationally prominent expert in designing treatments for pediatric cancers, has joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as director of clinical research of the Division of Oncology as well as for the hospital’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

October 5, 2009
Dr. Maris Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Article

Dr. John Maris, chief of the Division of Oncology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and neuroblastoma researcher, discusses recent research breakthroughs with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Faye Flam.

October 5, 2009
Dr. Robert Campbell Receives 2009 Blount Award

The Scoliosis Research Society has awarded Dr. Robert Campbell the 2009 Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award in recognition of "...20 years of dedication to sick children, many of whom would not be alive today without his efforts."

October 5, 2009
Research Reveals Effects of Mitochondiral Gene Defects

Researchers are delving into abnormal gene function in mitochondria, structures within cells that power our lives. Mitochondria are the place where energy is generated from the most basic molecules of food. Because this function is essential to life, defects in mitochondria may affect a wide range of organ systems in humans and animals.

September 25, 2009

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Sleep Specialist Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looks at long-term effects of caffeine therapy for premature infants.

September 7, 2014
CHOP Neuro-Ophthalmologist Discusses Alice in Wonderland syndrome

It's an unusual condition with a colorful name. Kids with "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome see like they're peering into a distorted looking glass.

September 2, 2014
Regional Media Outlets Report on Development of a Human Milk Bank

CHOP’s plans to develop a human milk bank to serve hospitalized infants received widespread regional media attention.

August 18, 2014
CHOP Neonatologist and Patient Featured on Fox 29

Ten-month-old Madelyn Selley has been in CHOP’s N/IICU for seven months receiving expert care for chronic lung disease. Fox 29 recently visited the N/IICU to meet Maddy and her care team.

August 18, 2014
CHOP’s Child Life Department featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Child Life Specialists at CHOP help ease the fears and anxiety of young patients through play.

August 17, 2014

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