Bertram Lubin, MD and Senior Vice-President, Research at Children's Hospital Oakland is an expert in stem cell umbilical cord blood research.
A Cure for All That Ails You?
(Eastbay Express©, Emeryville, CA 08/22/07)
Bertram Lubin, MD, of CHORI was featured in an in-depth article about public vs. private cord blood banking, and the benefits of our sibling donor cord blood program. Dr. Lubin advises parents to only bank their newborn's cord blood if they already have an existing child that might be helped by his/her sibling's cord blood. The article also highlights our patient, 7-year-old Matthew Damm of San Diego, who received cord blood from his younger sister to treat thalassemia.
Lead poisoning toy recall
(KPIX-TV©, SF, CA 08/15/07)
Jeanette Nichols, FNP, of Hematology was featured in this television news report about some vinyl baby bibs made in China containing high amounts of lead. The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland found lead levels in the bibs well above the federal safety limits. Earlier this week, government regulators recalled more than 9 million Chinese-made toys with excessive amounts of lead-based paint, including Barbie and Batman action figures.
(The Record©, Stockton, CA 08/13/07)
Joseph Torkildson, MD, of Hematology/Oncology is featured in this front-page article about our efforts to save the life of 9-year-old Noah Vieira, who suffered from a rare condition that caused reoccurring brain tumors. Noah underwent 5 surgeries at another hospital before being referred to Children's where he had a sixth operation that successfully treated his tumor.
Intestinal defect on the rise
(SF Chronicle© 07/03/07)
Ed Lammer, MD, of CHORI and David Durrand, MD, of Neonatology were both featured on the front-page of the Chronicle’s Bay Area section about a birth defect that's on the rise in the Central Valley and worldwide. The defect is called gastroschisis. Dr. Lammer was recently awarded a $670,000 grant from the University of California’s Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program to conduct further research on possible causes. Smoking is a suspected cause.
Vice President’s Pacemaker Helping Young Heart Patients
(KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA 07/27/07) Expired Link
Howard Rosenfeld, MD of Cardiology and one of our cardiology patients were featured in this news report about the use of implantable defibrillators in adolescents. A study published in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found the device prevented sudden cardiac death in those at high risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is the most common cause of sudden dea
Connection between Asthma and Obesity in Children
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA 07/17/07) Expired link
Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD of the HEAL Clinic was featured in this news report about a possible link between asthma and obesity. Researchers in England discovered that molecules produced by cells created by the immune system can turn on a hormone that increases appetite. The study appears in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Teens Get Real World Experience in Lab
(Oakland Tribune 07/16/07) Expired Link
Frans Kuypers, PhD, senior scientist, was featured in a front-page article in the Metro & Business section of this newspaper. The article highlights CHORI's Summer Student Research Program and includes photos and/or quotes from research students, Amanda Yee, Sam Black and Melanie Fish.
East Bay Student's Research Published in Scientific Journal
(Oakland Tribune© 07/16/07)
Vas Narayanaswami, PhD, assistant scientist, and co-director of CHORI’s Summer Student Research Program and a former CHORI research student, Vikram Jairam, are featured in this article about a report they co-authored and published in the scientific journal, Biochemistry, the official journal of the American Chemical Society. Jairam is attending Yale and is likely the first student at CHORI to co-author and publish a study in a prestigious scientific journal.
State Now Insists on Getting a Jump on Cystic Fibrosis
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA 07/06/07) Expired Link
Karen Hardy, M.D., of Pulmonology, Linda Sugimura, registered dietician and Cheryl Johnson, a respiratory therapist at our hospital and two cystic fibrosis patients were featured in this front-page article about newborn screening. The new mandatory screening for Cystic Fibrosis took effect on July 1st for all newborn babies born in California. Children's Hospital Oakland is the only East Bay hospital that has been designated to care for newborns diagnosed with CF under this new state law. We also have the highest survival rates for CF patients in the state, which is well above the national average.