Discovery and Insights

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

Young researchers tackle Zika’s unanswered questions

Youssef A. Kousa, D.O., Ph.D., M.S., a pediatric neurology resident, and Sarah B. Mulkey, M.D., Ph.D., a fetal-neonatal neurologist, are pursuing research projects that tackle unanswered questions about how Zika impacts pregnancies.
Cord Blood

T-cell therapy shows early signs of success for relapsing blood cancer after hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Lymphocytes that target key tumor antigents show success at eliminating acute leukemias and lymphomas.

Picture of scientist adding sample to centrifuge

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.

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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