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Pediapod is the pediatrics podcast from Pediatric Research, produced in association with Nature Publishing Group. Join us as we explore the etiologies of diseases of children and disorders of development, featuring interviews with top researchers and highlighted content from one of the premier journals in the field of pediatrics.
In this time of COVID-19, pediatric researchers are hastening to complete studies that allow better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection in pediatric patients. Pediatric Research is encouraging submission of such articles that represent novel findings of a rigorous scientific nature. These articles will not only be published, but be kept in a collection by Springer Nature.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”. Collectively, their research led to an understanding of the elegant mechanism cells use to respond to changes in oxygen levels, a fundamental process that underpins normal physiologic functioning and plays a critical role in several diseases, including cancer. Via a combination of oxygen-dependant targeted destruction of the Hypoxia Inducible Factor and modulation of gene expression, cells are equipped to survive in a fluctuating environment. This pioneering research helped pave the way towards a plethora of medications that target this pathway. In celebration of their success, we have featured some of their articles in this collection, which includes content from Oncogene, British Journal of Cancer, Pediatric Research, Gene Therapy, Cell Death and Disease, and the Journal of Human Hypertension.
This supplement includes oral presentations from the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (UENPS) and the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI).
The review articles in this supplement are produced by the Special Interest Group “Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography,” that is formulating guidelines, under the auspices of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the European Board of Neonatology (EBN), regarding the use of echocardiography for assessment of cardiovascular compromise and guidance of individualized hemodynamic management in newborn infants
Pregnant women are advised to avoid certain exposures that lead to preterm birth and may increase the likelihood of psychiatric disease later in life. NICUs must be mindful and reduce exposure to those developmental neurotoxicants known to cause developmental disturbances. The articles cited here address many of these issues.
The Focus on Childhood Obesity summarizes the primary themes of research surrounding obesity, specifically the research that is not solely focused on nutrition, as recently published in Pediatric Research and the International Journal of Obesity. The themes have been grouped into three areas: (1) basic and translational mechanisms, (2) socioeconomic and lifestyle correlates, and (3) xenobiotics.