Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center began over 130 years ago to serve the pediatric needs of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Over the years it has been consistently rated as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the USA. The Children's Research Institute (CRI) is an arm o Children's National Medical Center. CRI is an academic, clinical teaching and research center that works in conjunction with Metro D.C. Medical schools. CRI receives substantial funding from the NIH. CRI has a Center for Cancer Research and Immunology Research, Center for Clinical and Community research, Center for Genetic Medicine Research and Center for Neuroscience Research. CRI employs more than 300 scientists and other professionals. CRI studies complex disorders in children.

Address
 111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010    
Website
http://www.childrensnational.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_National_Medical_Center

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measuring quality of life after pediatric kidney transplant

After receiving a kidney transplant, children may experience quality-of-life difficulties that underscore the importance of screening transplant recipients for psychosocial function, according to Children's research presented ...

Genetics

Tracing the history of aggrecan gene mutations

On Sunday, April 28, a team of researchers received the 2019 Human Growth Award at the Pediatric Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting for their abstract, entitled "Clinical Characterization and Trial of Growth Hormone in Patients ...

Genetics

Using genomics to solve a 20-year case study

After 20 years, a patient's family received an answer to a decades-long genetic mystery. Their daughter had two rare disorders, Angelman syndrome and P450scc deficiency, which was detected after researchers found out she ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Allopregnanolone (ALLO), a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with ...

Pediatrics

Early lipids boost brain growth for vulnerable micro-preemies

Dietary lipids, already an important source of energy for tiny preemies, also provide a much-needed brain boost by significantly increasing global brain volume as well as increasing volume in regions involved in motor activities ...

Pediatrics

Breastfeeding boosts metabolites important for brain growth

Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team ...

Pediatrics

Looking for 'help' signals in the blood of newborns with HIE

Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that are produced as the body responds to inflammation and injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting brain injury due to disrupted oxygen ...

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