Every year in the U.S., an estimated 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), accounting for a major cause of disability across all age groups. Although 75 percent of reported TBI cases are milder forms such as concussion, even concussion may cause chronic neurological impairments, including cognitive, motor, and sleep problems.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia made a strong showing at this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, with a number of CHOP researchers presenting data, chairing sessions, and delivering lectures.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a Philadelphia public high school focused on the sciences, recently formed a new partnership under which SLA students are working in CHOP labs.
Last year the nation — and indeed the world — was shocked by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of whom were children.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia molecular biologist Adam Resnick, PhD, recently received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study inositol pyrophosphates, a class of messenger molecules. A rare example of NSF support of research at CHOP, Dr.
The “opposite of diabetes” may be the simplest way to explain congenital hyperinsulinism (HI), a rare disease in which the pancreas makes too much of the hormone insulin, causing blood glucose to plummet. Depriving the brain of the sugars it needs to function can damage it quickly, so identifying and monitoring kids with HI is urgent and active work.
Several researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania were recently named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Children’s Hospital AIDS researcher and Pathologist-in-chief Robert W.