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New Research Shows Promise for the Production of Patient-Matched Blood Cells for Therapies, Disease Modeling and Drug Screening

The Galat laboratory at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, has developed an elegant system to derive blood cell precursors from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). This type of...
20-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Proposal Urges Stronger Focus on Social and Environmental Factors in Precision Medicine


Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago propose new terminology for social and environmental influences on health, in efforts to balance the predominant emphasis on genes in precision medicine.
8-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Promising New Strategy to Attack the Most Lethal Brain Tumor in Children


Researchers from Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have revealed new insight into how the most deadly pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), may develop. They also have...
7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pediatric Specialists Missing From ACA Plans

Healthcare marketplace data show that pediatric specialty physicians are more likely to be missing from provider networks in Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans than adult specialists
1-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches Pilot Program to Help Curb Youth Violence in Chicago

Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago has an innovative care coordination model to keep young people from being incarcerated.
9-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Do Teens with Food Allergies Take Fewer Risks?


More support from friends, family and school was linked to less risk-taking among adolescents and young adults with food allergies, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
23-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Overweight and Obese Children at Highest Risk for Some Infections From Surgery


While obesity is a well-known risk factor for surgical site infections among adult patients, this is the first research showing it is equally significant in pediatric populations. And since the incidence of childhood obesity in the US continues to...
4-Jan-2017 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Text Messaging Improves Medication Use by HIV-Positive Youth

A randomized clinical trial published in AIDS and Behavior showed that personalized two-way daily text messaging improved adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive youth ages 16-29. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project...
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, ER Physician and Medical Director of Lurie Children's Injury Prevention and Research Center, Is Available for Interviews on Violence Prevention and Gun Control

21-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss How to Talk to Your Children About the Orlando Shooting


14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Worried About Super Lice? Keep Comb & Carry On

Karen Sheehan, MD, general pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shares tips on what you need to know about super lice.
29-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

Tips From One of the Country’s Leading Lead Expert's


Lead expert Dr. Helen Binns gives general advice for families who want to make sure their kids are not exposed to high concentrations of lead in their water.
19-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children’s...
8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

An Innocent Cough or Something Worse? Lurie Children’s Hospital ID Specialist Offers Tips on Prevention and Recognition of Whooping Cough

27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST

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