2017

Drosophila effectively models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseases

The majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics.

First Lady Visits Children's National

First Lady Melania Trump today met with patients, families, doctors and other care team members at Children’s National Health System, to talk about their personal experiences and health care journeys, and how the gift of nature and the beauties of the outdoors can contribute to the healing process.

Evidence review supports pediatric use of PDE 5 inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension

A systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension published Feb. 24, 2017 in Pediatrics demonstrates that scientific evidence supports the use of this class of medications in infants, neonates and children with pulmonary hypertension.