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21 Genes Tied to Cholesterol Levels

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A large international study using a gene chip invented by CHOP scientist Brendan J. Keating, PhD, finds 21 genes are tied to cholesterol levels.

Procalcitonin Testing Now Available

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CHOP now offers testing for procalcitonin (PCT) that has been approved by the FDA to assist in the risk assessment for progression to severe sepsis and septic shock.

Center for Autism Research Receives NIH Grant

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The Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia received a 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. Research will focus on identifying the earliest behavioral and biological signals of autism.

New Gene Variants Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma

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In genome-wide study, researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered two gene variants that raise the risk of the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. The study broadens understanding of how gene changes may put a child at risk of developing neuroblastoma.

Brenda Banwell, MD, Joins CHOP as Chief of Neurology

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Brenda Banwell, MD, joins The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as chief of the Division of Neurology. Dr. Banwell is an active researcher with interest in multiple sclerosis and other acquired demyelineating diseases.

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