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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Whole body hypothermia provides cerebral (brain) protection for newborns affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Children’s National Hospital is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
Children’s National experts are renowned for their expertise in treating children with brain injury and disease. The Gregory Mark Taubin Neuro Intensive Care Unit is associated with the Division of Neurology is the only dedicated pediatric Neuro ICU in the Washington, DC region and one of few in the nation.
We bring together a comprehensive team of pediatric oncology and neurology experts, giving children with brain tumors effective, personalized care.
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.