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Christiana Care has filed a motion in federal court to dismiss a false claims lawsuit against it.

 


Christiana Care Health System opened the state’s first epilepsy monitoring unit at its Christiana Hospital in Newark earlier this year.

And Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports, it’s the only place in Delaware where doctors try to induce patients into having a seizure so they can make a diagnosis.


Christiana Care Health System

Gene editing techniques at Christiana Care Health System have been proven to cut cancer diagnosis times in half and are being commercialized for worldwide use.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

First year residents at Christiana Care got a sense of the challenges faced by those living in poverty on Thursday.

 


Courtesy of universityofcalifornia.edu

Christiana Care has been talking with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration about developing a gene editing tool called CRISPR to assist in lung cancer treatments. One question they’ll face in the future is if insurance companies will pick up the cost.

 


Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute

Christiana Care scientists have found a way to use molecular scissors called CRISPR to edit genes outside of a cell, which could allow them to recreate genetic mutations in a tumor sample and figure out more targeted treatments for patients.  

 


Delaware Public Media

Christiana Care Health System’s Newark and Wilmington hospitals have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as leaders in health care equality for the LGBTQ population.

Nick Ciolino

Christiana Care Health System is starting a new program to help people find treatment for opioid use disorder. The hospital will offer to send peer mentors to the homes of people who have overdosed on opioids.


Delaware Public Media

There is currently no standard for care when treating people suffering from an addiction to opioids. But some treatment programs at Christiana Care Health System are receiving national attention for their effectiveness.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Working in a microgravity environment allows astronauts to grow about 3 percent taller.

 

But extended time in weightlessness can also accelerate bone loss, causing astronauts to lose bone mass at about the same rate as a postmenopausal woman.

 

A NASA scientist has been studying this rapid bone deterioration and thinks her findings on what’s experienced in space can be used here on Earth — as well as potential future missions to Mars. 

 

 


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