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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
 
CHOP-led Studies Expand the List of Genes Linking Weight and Heart Health Risk Factors

Short content: CHOP genetic research shows that higher body mass index (BMI) causes harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation.

March 6, 2014
CHOP Allergist Leads Study to Better Recognize EoE

CHOP offers one of the nation’s premier programs to treated the severe allergy Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

March 2, 2014
CFDT Expert Helps Task Force Create Fetal Surgery Guidelines

The increase in centers performing fetal surgery for spina bifida led to the creation of a Task Force to develop standards for care.

February 20, 2014
CHOP Plastic Surgeon Goes on Surgical Mission Trip

Oksana Jackson, MD collaborated with physicians in Hungary and Ukraine to operate on children with complex cases of cleft lip and palate.

February 20, 2014
New Genes Found to Affect Blood Pressure; Offer Drug Targets

A CHOP researcher co-led a large study that found 11 new genetic signals linked to blood pressure levels. Ten of these signals encode proteins that appear to be likely drug targets.

February 20, 2014
CHOP Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia, PA

CHOP’s newly-opened pediatric urgent care center in King of Prussia, PA, is the only after-hours urgent care facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. CHOP opened its first urgent care center in Mays Landing, NJ, in 2013.

February 17, 2014
CHOP’s Unique New Lab Test Will Expedite Donor Matches and Improve Outcomes in Transplants

CHOP is the first center to offer a comprehensive HLA typing test. Using new gene-sequencing tools, the new test will expedite donor matching and improve transplantation outcomes.

February 14, 2014
Study Reports on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of TTTS Patients

Study by CHOP experts shows twins who underwent fetal surgery for TTTS show normal neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 2.

February 8, 2014
Gene Study Advances Knowledge of Cholesterol/Heart Disease Risk

New genetic evidence from CHOP and Penn researchers strengthens the case that a well-known type of cholesterol likely causes heart disease, while casting more doubt on the role of another type.

February 7, 2014
CHOP Researcher Coauthors Study Showing New Approach to Vaccines

Dr. Philip Johnson co-authored a new study describing an advanced vaccine design. The innovation may offer a new way to prevent childhood infections caused by the RSV virus, and may also lead to new vaccines against HIV and flu.

February 5, 2014

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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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