Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
PITCH (Progress In the Theme of Childhood Diseases) is a weekly seminar series for
the Childhood Diseases Research Theme at BCCHRI. The seminars are held on Thursdays at 9 am in BCCHR Room 2108 and runs over the course of the academic year.
Each session includes two 30-minutes presentations with time for questions. Guest speakers outside the Theme will have the whole hour for their talk and questions.
The audience is broad, with clinical and basic researchers in the general areas of cancer, diabetes, immunology, and rare diseases. The average weekly attendance is 40 individuals; including PIs, trainees, and staff.
If you are interested in presenting, please read the PITCH Presenter Guide (click to download).
International Travel Awards
The Childhood Diseases Research Theme supports trainee travel awards for international conferences each season. These are based on attendance, and to be eligible, individuals must belong to the CD Research Theme.
Chen Li, Research Coordinator
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