An international scientific team has discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma. The specific gene variant may be an actual cause of this form of asthma, a leading cause of hospitalization in young children.
Children’s Hospital recently lent its support to a major violence prevention conference that brought together violence prevention researchers, government officials, and community advocates.
Physician-scientist Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, recently received a Distinguished Career Award from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP). The medical director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, Dr. Nakarni is a leading critical care and resuscitation science researcher.
A new Children’s Hospital study found that while most children improved cognitive function while in inpatient rehabilitation, those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were discharged with significant cognitive functioning deficits affecting memory, problem solving, and verbal communication that would require continued support.
A new book edited by a Children’s Hospital investigator examines the role genetic variants play in causing or raising the risk of obesity. The Genetics of Obesity is a comprehensive “review of efforts aimed at uncovering genetic variants associated with obesity,” and discusses the history of obesity research as well as recent breakthroughs.