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Intellectual Disability

Providing an innovative program focused on the molecular genetic basis of disease.

Research in the Akizu Lab uses cutting-edge technologies to uncover genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of developmental brain disorders and advance diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Published on
Apr 27, 2020
A protein defect affects a process called glycosylation, and results in developmental delay and intellectual disability.
Published on
Oct 3, 2019
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral abnormalities and musculoskeletal problems in children.

Dr. Blum is the principal investigator for the national multi-site Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Research Network (DBPNet). Recent studies in the network relate to the assessment and treatment of attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Published on
Apr 8, 2016
Check out the most exciting research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this week. From leading a group of international researchers who identified a new syndrome to working on a prestigious panel that will give guidance about ways to advance treatments for children with cancer, CHOP researchers are putting pediatric research in motion.