Named after the Titans — a group of powerful Ancient Greek gods — the element titanium is known for its strength and resistance to corrosion. Titanium and titanium alloys are used in a wide variety of applications, from the mundane, such as in house paint, to more exotic uses, like in propellers and rotor blades, and in high-speed spy planes.
At 3 foot 8 inches, 66 pounds, Leta Moseley is a tiny teenager with a big personality. Seventeen years ago, her family embarked on a medical odyssey in search of a diagnosis for Leta, who has cognitive disabilities, speaks only a few words, and has lung disease and heart irregularities.
Severe pediatric sepsis is a formidable challenge for critical care specialists who unfortunately see children in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) die from body-wide inflammation and subsequent organ damage that can occur when the immune system responds to infection.
During pregnancy, a series of intricate processes takes place for the heart to form correctly. Cells develop, proliferate, migrate, and die frequently, as the heart tissue transforms from a primary heart tube to four cardiac chambers.
In an ideal world, the very best grant proposals that are the most likely to advance scientific discovery would win financial support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But the reality is that science is not immune to human bias.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has a robust training program for researchers at multiple levels, including CHOP-based graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and physician fellows.