Navigation Links
Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Is Among Time Magazine's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs
Date:12/11/2009

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism research led by scientists at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been named one of the top ten medical breakthroughs of 2009 by Time Magazine.

On the magazine's website on Dec. 8, Time cited the largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), published in April in the journal Nature, by a group led by Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. That study identified DNA variations that account for as many as 15 percent of all ASD cases. Because the gene region affects how brain cells connect with each other in early childhood, the research significantly advances the understanding of how autism originates.

"We are proud of this research discovery, and are glad to see it receive this recognition," said Philip R. Johnson, M.D., chief scientific officer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "It provides a starting point for translating biological knowledge into future autism treatments."

The autism gene research from Children's Hospital, which included two studies in the same issue of Nature, received extensive news coverage, including the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, BBC, Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other news outlets in the U.K., India, Australia, Germany and China. Hakonarson's main collaborator was neuroscientist Gerard D. Schellenberg, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with other scientists participating from 14 additional centers.

To see Time's description of new research on autism, click here:

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1945379_1944376_1944404,00.html

About the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 441-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

CONTACT: Rachel Salis-Silverman of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, +1-267-426-6063, Salis@email.chop.edu

SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
2. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
3. Rain Man mice provide model for autism
4. Houston Texans Star Players Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Help Easter Seals, Avondale House and Local Families Tackle Autism
5. Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood
6. Brain Imaging Expert Recruited to Study Autism at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
7. USC granted $8.4 million for autism research
8. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
9. Reliant Energy, Houston Texans Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Team to Hold News Conference, Book Signing to Raise Awareness about Autism
10. Jenny McCarthy Featured at National Autism Conference in Atlanta, November 9
11. San Francisco Bay Area Autism Speaks Chapter Endorses Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism Recommendations for Equitable Insurance Coverage for Children With Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Congratulations to Head Over Heels’ elite ... 12th. Ms. Esparza qualified into this prestigious status after winning the Vault, ... Vegas, Nevada. Frida is one of approximately 25 gymnasts in the nation who ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Thinksport, the most ... Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin. For the second year in a row, cyclists ... sunscreen. , “We are thrilled to provide our safe, non-toxic sunscreen to over ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... The ... announce the winner of the 2016 National Education Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite ... reviewed in 2016. , This year’s Bunkum winner is the Center for American Progress ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Rare Disease ... will be participating in Rare Disease Day events, hosted by the Rare Disease ... Disease Report, a website, weekly e-newsletter and quarterly publication, will be conducting interviews ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... first two episodes of WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which will ... TV notable, “Mama” June Shannon, known to millions from the 2012 reality television series, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The latest research Menopause Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides ... research answers the following questions: What are ... they positioned in the Global Menopause market? What are ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 Research and ... Analysis and Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research ... data and benchmarks in the global Fibromyalgia market. The ... the key drugs marketed for Fibromyalgia and their clinical attributes? How ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Obese people are ... for varicose veins in their body. The rising number ... the adoption of endovenous laser therapy for treatment of ... laser therapy market, published by Future Market Insights, ... and consequences of obesity have collectively factored the growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: