Discovery and Insights

Feature articles on breakthrough research happening at Children’s Research Institute

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Giving the messages from fat cells a positive spin to prevent diabetes

A research team led by Children’s National finds that losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
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Cellular-level explanation of impaired cortical growth due to congenital heart disease

A research team led by Children’s National publishes preliminary findings that point to the importance of restoring neural stem/progenitor cells’ neurogenic potential to lessen long-term neurological deficits.

Research at a Glance

Snapshots of research studies currently underway at Children’s Research Institute

This is the consequential malfunction of the brain during congenital heart defects.

News@Children’s National

Clinical innovations, specific to healthcare specialties, from neonatology to cardiology and more


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