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Nationwide Children's Hospital Does Its Research!

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:14pm
Below is a list of current medical issues Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio diligently researches to ensure that your child receives the best care possible should he or she need to visit the facility:

Adolescent medicine
Cardiology – heart
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Clinical and laboratory immunology
Critical care medicine
Dermatology – skin
Developmental-behavioral pediatrics
Emergency medicine/traumatic injury
Endocrinology – glands
Gastroenterology – digestive system
Hematology/oncology – blood, cancer
Infectious disease/virology
Medical toxicology – poisons, toxins
Neonatal-perinatal medicine – newborns
Nephrology – kidneys
Neurodevelopmental disabilities – nervous system/brain
Otolaryngology – ear, nose and throat
Pathology – study of disease
Pediatric surgery
Pulmonology – lungs, asthma, allergies
Rehabilitation medicine
Rheumatology – joints and connective tissue
Sports medicine

Clinical applications of research projects include vaccines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS), Hepatitis C and otitis media.

Molecular Oncology is developing new ways to detect and treat cancer as well as study genes that control cancer cells.

Researchers in molecular medicine are working on ways to place the correct gene into patients who have the defective gene.

Human and Molecular Genetics is studying how certain childhood diseases are inherited by deciphering specific sequences of DNA.

Vascular and Cell Biology study chemicals that send "messages" to specific cells and cause them to react in a predetermined way.

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