Research and Discoveries
A New Scoliosis Treatment: Vertebral Body Tethering
Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is a non-fusion surgical treatment for scoliosis that was recently approved for pediatric patients. Learn more about the surgery, and patients for whom it may be an option.
Sleep Apnea with Down Syndrome: New Treatment Shows Promise
More than half of children and almost all adults who have Down syndrome struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This airway condition causes breathing difficulties while sleeping, and can wake
Fighting To Stop Ebola
The Ebola virus is highly infectious, causes hemorrhagic fevers and kills half of those infected. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are conducting a clinical trial on an experimental vaccine with the hope of finding a cure for this devastating virus.
What Parents Need to Know About Asthma and Vitamin D
Both asthma and vitamin D deficiency are widespread problems in the United States. In fact, about 10% of children have asthma and 50% of children are deficient in vitamin D. Learn about the relationship between asthma and a vitamin D deficiency and how supplementation may help as a prevention method.
Top 6 Reasons Why Clinical Trials Are Important
Without people participating in clinical trials, ground-breaking treatments like penicillin and diagnostic tools like mammograms would have never made it to clinical practice. To further awareness and ultimately encourage more participation, read Dr. Frenck's 6 reasons why clinical trails are important.
Protecting the Brain in Sport: Research Shows Promise
The Q-Collar is a device that athletes wear around their neck and is designed to put a specific pressure on the jugular vein. That pressure on the vein keeps more blood near the brain, making it less likely to move when exposed to a head impact.
Epstein-Barr Virus Linked to 7 Well-Known Diseases: New Research Q&A
A few weeks ago, we released research findings that described a connection between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and seven well-known diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis,
Study Finds Clues in Mystery of Preterm Birth
Cincinnati Children's and March of Dimes study finds genetic areas linked to early labor and preterm birth. Provides roadmap for additional research.
The Power of Big Questions
Big questions lead to big medical discoveries. Learn how our research is answering questions and improving outcomes for kids.
5 Reasons to Be Excited About Scientists Growing Human Colons
For the first time, scientists tissue-engineered human colons in a lab. Here's 5 reasons to be excited, especially if you are impacted by a GI condition.
Study Shows Interactive Reading With Kids May Increase Cognitive Development
Making story time interactive (rather than reading the words aloud) has the potential to significantly improve kids' cognitive development. Read how.
Study Highlights Potential Dangers of Thirdhand Smoke in Kids
A study finds nicotine on kids' hands, even when they have not been around smoke. Read 4 things parents need to know about the dangers of thirdhand smoke.
Preventing Infection: An Update on the HPV Vaccine
A lot has happened since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006. Here are four updates, including how effective it has been at reducing infection rates.
Why I’m Hopeful: Promising Research For Kids with Intestinal Disorders
A mother is excited about new research that could potentially help her daughter, who has cystic fibrosis and short bowel syndrome (intestinal disorders).
Pregnant Women Should Eat Fish
Learn more about the benefits of eating fish while pregnant, what types are the best and how much you should consume.
Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys
A brief summary of and link to a story about a study finding that weight loss surgery increases HDL cholesterol and HDL function in obese teen boys.
A Promising Early Research Study for IBD Treatment
Dr. Denson is hopeful that an early IBD research study, which is looking at ways to influence the microbiome, has the potential to be an IBD treatment.
Cincinnati Children’s team begins testing new drug for severe lung damage
A brief summary of and link to a story about research at Cincinnati Children's developing a treatment for severe lung damage.
Researchers find possible treatment for suppressed immunity from spine injuries
A brief summary of and link to a story about a research study at Cincinnati Children's regarding spine injuries and immune suppression.