April/May 2017


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"Just looking at [extremely premature infants], it is immediately clear that they shouldn't be here yet. They’re not ready. I had many compelling encounters with those patients over the course of my training, all of which really led to the idea that we should be able to do better for them.”
- Emily Partridge, MD, fellow in the Center for Fetal Research

What’s in a Name? New Genetic Disorder, MBCS, Named After CHOP Scientists

At first, pediatricians were confused: The newborn patient wouldn’t eat, didn’t cry to be fed, and wouldn’t grow. She had been through an odyssey of tests and treatments, from feeding therapy to swallow studies to tonsillectomies, with no definite explanation for her failure to thrive. Her parents wondered if perhaps they were doing something wrong.

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