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The Children's Research Institute
Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children’s National Health System, was named to the 2016 list of Women Who Mean Business by the Washington Business Journal.
Very subtle changes in just a single component of the nuclear envelope – the part of a person’s cell that helps to regulate gene expression – can dramatically change which DNA the cell chooses to cast aside as it does housekeeping and which DNA the cell keeps active and on call for future use.
Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) method. Two patients, 16-year-old Alfredo Coreas and 10-year-old Niyati Shah, have been treated successfully in a research study aimed at testing the safety and feasibility of this noninvasive and precise treatment option.
Children's National Health System researchers and other teams have uncovered a wide range of blood biomarkers in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) that may provide significant insights into evaluating stages of the rare and deadly disease, and create the opportunity for future drug development to combat it.
Children’s National Health System and five other major pediatric hospitals have developed and tested a pilot “trigger” tool aimed at identifying the most common causes of harm in pediatric inpatient settings.
In a compelling study, Children’s National Health System researchers found that as many as 88 percent of high school, middle school, and elementary school students who sustained concussions, had academic problems within four weeks of sustaining the injury.
Mark L. Batshaw, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer of Children’s National Health System, will assume the role of Vice President and President-elect of the American Pediatric Society (APS) beginning May 2015. He will serve in this role for one year and will then take on the role of Society President in May 2016.
Children's National Health System researchers joining other teams have uncovered new evidence that T-cells, a type of blood cells, can effectively restore antiviral immunity after transplantation for some of the most high-risk viruses following transplant.
In a new study, researchers at Children’s Research Institute have found a potential key to protecting the brains of premature infants—in a neurotransmitter that appears also to act as a developmental signal.
Children’s National Health System investigators have uncovered landmark findings about a gene that plays an essential role in the developing nervous system, particularly in specifying neurons required for the brain’s stress system.