Spotlight on Research

Take a look at some of the exciting developments of the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. As we advance the frontiers of pediatric research, we’ll spotlight our Mellon Scholars and the progress of our most promising projects.

Gene Therapy Reverses Autoimmune Diabetes in Mice

Reversing autoimmune type 1 diabetes without immunosuppression has proven to be extremely difficult, but in a study published in Cell Stem Cell, (Jan. 4, 2018) researchers at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report achieving that outcome in mice using gene therapy.

New Technique for Maintaining Cancer Stem Cells May Be Key to Cure

A new technique for maintaining cancer stem cells in the lab may prove to be the key to stopping them in the body, according to scientists at the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Ear Tubes Often Unnecessary

A long-running study shows that fluid in the middle ear does not impair development and ear tubes may not always be necessary.

Podcasts

Physicians, scientists, and other experts from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh explore a new frontier of child and adolescent medicine as part of the podcast series “That’s Pediatrics.” Listen to our Mellon Scholars and the leadership of the Richard King Mellon Institute discuss their projects.

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