With over 500 investigators (plus fellows, assistants, and a staff in the thousands) spread across a campus comprising more than 1.5 million square feet of space, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is a big, sprawling place.
What one researcher describes as asthma, another might call reactive airway disease. Unfortunately, such examples demonstrate the lack of a common pediatric research terminology, which can present barriers to data reuse, sharing, and integration.
Tremendous interest in immunotherapy approaches to cancer treatment is building, as researchers look for new ways to train patients’ own immune system to recognize and attack their tumors.
Especially for children, vitamins are essential to growth and development. Unfortunately, many pediatric diseases are associated with suboptimal levels of vitamins and vitamin deficiencies. One Children’s Hospital investigator, Kelly A.
Most children with epilepsy lead active and fulfilling lives, with the help of modern therapies. Yet 20 to 30 percent of children with epilepsy do not respond to medications, which physicians call medication-resistant or intractable epilepsy.