Nationwide Children's Research News

Jan 21, 2020

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Joins Four Other Top Research Institutions in Joint Initiative Focused on Single Ventricle Heart Defects

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today that it is the recipient of a $1 million Innovation Fund, endowed by the nonprofit foundation: Additional Ventures. In receiving this funding, AWRI will join four other research institutions in a large-scale coordinated research effort centered on identifying new avenues to functionally cure patients with single ventricle heart defects (SVDs).

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Plans for Andelyn Biosciences
Jan 13, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Plans for Andelyn Biosciences

Central Ohio’s first commercial-scale gene therapy Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) clinical manufacturing facility slated for 2023.

Dec 12, 2019

Triple Medication Combination Could be Life-changing for Majority of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A Phase III clinical trial shows that elexacaftor added to ivacaftor and tezacaftor improves lung function and quality of life in cystic fibrosis patients with the most common genetic mutation, F508del.

Dec 09, 2019

Study Shows Three-Day Intensive Crisis Intervention is Associated with Reduced Suicidality in Adolescents

When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. But a lack of appropriate facilities across the United States, combined with an increasing demand for inpatient psychiatric services, means many young people who are at critical risk often cannot get the help they need.

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage
Dec 09, 2019

While Study Finds Decrease in Eye Exposures Associated with Household Cleaning Products, Experts Still Urge Proper Storage

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed data regarding eye exposures associated with household cleaning products from 2000 through 2016 and found a decrease in the number of exposures during this period. However, the number of these exposures among young children remains high.

Dec 04, 2019

Redirecting the Natural Immune Response to Disrupt Bacterial Biofilms

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Most bacterial species prefer to live in biofilms, where they are protected from antibiotic treatments and can lead to chronic and recurrent diseases in humans.

Nov 26, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.

Nov 25, 2019

Study Finds Increase in Pediatric Eye Injuries from Nonpowder Firearms

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. It found an overall decrease in the rate of nonpowder firearm injuries during the study period, but an increasing rate of eye injuries related to nonpowder firearms.

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws
Nov 19, 2019

Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death
Nov 01, 2019

Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices when Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death

A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined suicide reporting guideline adherence by the media for the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The study found that some media coverage of the Spade and Bourdain deaths did not adhere to several of the suicide reporting guidelines.