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May 05, 2015, 08:00 ET

Proteomics Provides New Leads Into Nerve Regeneration

Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified previously unrecognized...

May 04, 2015, 12:11 ET
Frederick Alt, PhD director of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital is awarded the 2015 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Frederick Alt, PhD, awarded 2015 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Frederick Alt, PhD, director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, has been honored with the 2015...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:00 ET
In these sample sections of mouse heart, the color blue signifies scar tissue. Damage from scarring was minimized by early administration of the drug neuregulin.  Read more about this on our Boston Children's Science and Clinical Innovation Blog, Vector.

Study from Boston Children's Hospital reveals the first six months of life are best for stimulating children's heart growth

In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, Brian Polizzotti, PhD, Bernhard Kuhn, MD, Sangita Choudhury, PhD, and colleagues affiliated...

Apr 27, 2015, 15:05 ET

Boston Children's Physicians' Group Receives $1 Million in Additional Funding to Support Innovative Behavioral Health Integration Program

The Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's (PPOC), a preferred Boston Children's Hospital Community of Care member and one of largest...

Mar 16, 2015, 11:00 ET

Low vaccination rates fuel the 2015 measles outbreak

Inadequate vaccine coverage is likely a driving force behind the ongoing Disneyland measles outbreak, according to calculations by a research team...

Feb 09, 2015, 09:51 ET

A tool for studying broken chromosomes becomes a quality assurance assay for genome editing

A research team at Boston Children's Hospital's Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) has developed a quality assurance tool for...

Jan 07, 2015, 14:12 ET

Tracking subtle brain mutations, systematically

DNA sequences were once thought to be identical from cell to cell, but it's increasingly understood that mutations can arise during brain...

Nov 14, 2014, 11:50 ET

Boston Children's Hospital Launches New State-of-the-Art Multi-Media Broadcast Studio - Seacrest Studios

 Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), announced today the grand opening of a new...

Nov 10, 2014, 10:32 ET

Majority of obese teens already obese before adolescence

Children who are overweight or obese by fifth grade have a high risk of becoming or remaining obese in their teen years, according to a study by...

Nov 06, 2014, 08:00 ET

Multicenter patient-safety study reduces injuries from hospital medical errors by 30% with improved handoff communications

 – Improvements in verbal and written communication between health care providers during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to...

Nov 03, 2014, 09:01 ET

David G. Nathan, MD, wins lifetime achievement award at Boston Children's Hospital Innovation Summit

David G. Nathan, MD, president emeritus of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and physician-in-chief emeritus of Boston Children's Hospital, was honored...

Nov 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Boston Children's Hospital Announces Rising Star Award Winner at Annual Global Pediatric Innovation Summit

Recognizing the outstanding achievements of an up-and-coming innovator in the field of pediatric health care, Boston Children's Hospital...

Oct 23, 2014, 09:00 ET

Boston Children's names three finalists for "Innovation Tank" competition

Boston Children's Hospital today announced the three finalists selected to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the...

Oct 08, 2014, 11:15 ET

Boston Children's Hospital to lead NIH-funded Rare Diseases Consortium studying autism and intellectual disability

Under a five-year, $6 million grant announced today by the National Institutes of Health, Boston Children's Hospital will lead 10 medical centers...

Oct 05, 2014, 13:00 ET

GIANT study reveals giant number of genes linked to height

The largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) to date, involving more than 300 institutions and more than 250,000 subjects, roughly doubles the...

Aug 20, 2014, 17:00 ET

"Deep sequencing" picks up hidden causes of brain disorders

Not every cell in the body is the same genetically, and disease-causing mutations don't necessarily affect every cell—making these mutations...

Aug 14, 2014, 12:00 ET

Tissue development 'roadmap' created to guide stem cell medicine

In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired...

Jul 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

Taking on Tomorrow to Feature "Innovation Tank" Pitch Opportunity for Aspiring Pediatric Health Care Entrepreneurs

Boston Children's Hospital's Global Pediatric Summit + Awards, Taking on Tomorrow (#PedInno14), will feature an "Innovation Tank" – a forum...

Jul 18, 2014, 10:36 ET

School-based screening for eating disorders could improve detection and outcomes

A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:00 ET

Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between pediatric approval process and long-term safety assessment

Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...