Hematology researchers at Children’s Hospital have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.
It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies change. Though the signs of aging — from wrinkles to graying hair to changes in metabolism — vary from person to person, the truth is that every day everyone is getting a little bit older.
A network of children’s hospitals, data partners, and specialty networks led by Children’s Hospital was recently approved for an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand its work as part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network.
The human body is a crowded place. In addition to the many human cells — which number approximately 37.2 trillion, according to a recent Annals of Human Biology paper — there are many, many more microbial cells that live in our bodies.
For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But the need for pediatric medical devices exists, even if proper devices may not.
The Clinical and Translational Research Center is now accepting research proposals to be considered for the Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program.
The success stories from CHOP Research are incredible. They have the power to connect investigators who can combine unique approaches for enhanced success, inspire donors to contribute the resources necessary to take a project to its next step, and provide hope for families struggling with childhood disease.