Dr. Dave Rawlings, Dr. Andy Scharenberg (right)

Gene Repair Breakthrough Led by Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Imagine a prowler casing a neighborhood, looking for a way into a home. That’s essentially what HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, does:  It moves through the bloodstream trying to gain entry to T-cells — the primary warrior of the immune system. A special receptor on the T-cell’s surface (called CCR5) is the open door it […]

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Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative New Projects Announced

Projects seek to undercover how the following conditions lead to preterm birth, low birth weight and stillbirth: Malaria infections of the placenta Infections of the female reproductive tract Disruption of the normal bacteria and other micro-organisms of the lower female genital tract Body’s receptors for progestin-based therapies Infections that cause inflammation in the uterus Dr. […]

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Antibiotic Exposure Associated with Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Hold off on using antibiotics unless truly needed, says Seattle Children’s researcher Children who receive antibiotics may be more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study led by Matthew Kronman, MD, of Seattle Children’s Hospital.  The study, “Antibiotic exposure and IBD development among children: A population-based cohort study,” was published September […]

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Six Nutrition Myths Debunked

It’s back-to-school time and back to heavily scheduled days of after-school activities, homework, sports, music lessons, and more. With all there is to juggle in a day, it’s tempting to believe some of the myths about nutrition that may promise to make it easier and faster to feed our children well. We checked in with […]

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