Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, (CHOP) was founded in 1855 and is the oldest children's hospital in the United States. CHOP is consistently rated as the best children's hospital in the U.S. CHOP has lead many breakthroughs in pediatric treatment and medical research. CHOP is served by Penn's School of Medicine. Currently, CHOP is pursuing numerous clinical trials and has embarked on a massive study of DNA and its relation to childhood disease and prevention. The Center for Applied Genomics is part of CHOP medical research.

Address
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Website
http://www.chop.edu/consumer/index.jsp
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Hospital_of_Philadelphia

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Genetics

Ashkenazi Jewish founder mutation identified for Leigh Syndrome

Over 30 years ago, Marsha and Allen Barnett lost their sons to a puzzling childhood disease that relentlessly attacked their nervous systems and sapped their energy. After five-year-old Chuckie died suddenly in 1981, doctors ...

Neuroscience

New causative gene found in severe childhood epilepsy

A large international research team has discovered a new genetic cause for a severe, difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy syndrome. Spontaneous mutations in one gene disrupt the flow of calcium in brain cells, resulting ...

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