Children’s National Health System’s Vittorio Gallo, PhD, and Joseph Scafidi, DO, of the Children's Research Institute, were featured on NPR discussing their research in newborn mice, which found that a naturally occurring substance called epidermal growth factor appears to reverse a type of brain damage that’s common in very premature infants.
The research was originally reported in the journal Nature.
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Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
As a part of Brain Injury Awareness month, Children’s National Medical Center’s Gerard Gioia, PhD, director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, NFL Health and Safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Football, and the National Parent Teacher Association all teamed up to discuss concussion safety this afternoon.
A team led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD, have uncovered direct evidence that procedures targeting a cell receptor within a certain time frame can prevent complications linked to brain injuries among premature children.
Washington Post writer Theresa Vargas recalls the day she slipped and fell while holding her three-week-old son. He was brought to Children's National for treatment by Dr. Myseros.