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Aug 19, 2015, 12:17 ET
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MERS less fatal in South Korea than in Saudi Arabia, analysis reveals

 Fewer patients in the South Korean outbreak of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus have succumbed to the virus than...

Aug 07, 2015, 16:00 ET
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CTE: The history and the mystery

 Which athletes are at risk for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? Can it be prevented? How is CTE related to sports concussions?...

Jul 31, 2015, 12:28 ET
A 3D-printed vein of Galen malformation. Credit: Boston Children's Hospital

3D Printing Helps Doctors Rehearse Complex Brain Procedures

 Boston Children's Hospital physicians report the first cases of children benefiting from 3D printing of their anatomy before undergoing...

Jul 22, 2015, 13:00 ET
A conceptual view of the competitive transplantation system used in the study. Blood stem cells were taken from zebrafish whose marrow was colored either red or green. The green cells were treated with different test chemicals, while the red cells were untreated. A mixture of the two was injected into other groups of zebrafish to see which color grafted better. The yellow fish show marrow of equal parts red and green; had the chemical worked, the marrow would have been predominantly green.  (Credit: Ellen van Rooijen and Pulin Li)

Zebrafish reveal drugs that may improve bone marrow transplant

Using large-scale zebrafish drug-screening models, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified a potent group of chemicals that helps...

Jul 20, 2015, 08:00 ET

Newly available pediatric quality survey captures inpatient care experience

Surveying hospital inpatients and their families about their hospital experience is an increasingly important measure of care quality. However,...

Jul 08, 2015, 14:49 ET

Boston Children's Hospital Announces Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2015 Featured Speakers

 Boston Children's Hospital announces the featured speakers for the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2015 Nov. 9 + 10 at the Seaport...

Jul 01, 2015, 08:30 ET
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Boston Children's Hospital finalizes affiliation of Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester

 Boston Children's Hospital today announced that Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW) is officially a member of its...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:00 ET
Activation of nociceptors, done for study purposes with a compound called capsaicin, promotes the infiltration of immune cells into the lung (right) as compared with control (left).

Targeting Nerve Endings To Curb Allergic Asthma

Current asthma medications, which work by suppressing inflammatory signaling by immune cells or by dilating the airways, can stop working over...

Jun 23, 2015, 10:39 ET

Stronger seat belt laws save lives

A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by Lois Lee, MD, MPH, and injury researcher and attending physician in the...

Jun 18, 2015, 13:23 ET

International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency

An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston...

Jun 17, 2015, 12:15 ET
"Reverse engineering" the BH4 pathway reveals sepiapterin reductase (SPR) as a new target for analgesic treatments. This take on Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel image symbolizes the link between human pain patients and the mouse model: The lab-designed SPR inhibitor (in green), shown within the active pocket of SPR itself (in gray with its atomic structure in colored lines), is the "bridge" between the two species.  Image: Alban Latremoliere.

Potent approach shows promise for chronic pain

Non-narcotic treatments for chronic pain that work well in people, not just mice, are sorely needed. Drawing from human pain genetics, an...

Jun 16, 2015, 12:37 ET
Boston Children's Hospital has named John Brownstein, PhD, chief innovation officer. (Photo: Boston Children's Hospital)

Boston Children's Hospital Names John Brownstein, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer

 Boston Children's Hospital has appointed John Brownstein, PhD, to the position of chief innovation officer (CIO). In this role, Brownstein...

Jun 15, 2015, 11:00 ET
In normal mice (top), neutrophils release NETs into a wound. As the wound starts to heal, the NETs are broken up by an enzyme called DNase. Neutrophils from diabetic mice (2nd row) release many more NETs than normal. DNase can't keep up, and NETs remain in the wound inhibiting closure. Stopping NET production (3rd row) or adding more DNase (bottom) allow wounds to heal more quickly.

Body's response to injury and inflammation may hinder wound healing in diabetes

 One of the body's own tools for preventing wound infections may actually interfere with wound healing, according to new research from Boston...

Jun 11, 2015, 11:47 ET
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Twitter Data May Help Shed Light On Sleep Disorders

 Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of "digital phenotype" of insomnia and other sleep disorders...

Jun 09, 2015, 00:01 ET
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Boston Children's Hospital Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

Boston Children's Hospital ranks first overall according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Boston...

May 27, 2015, 09:00 ET
Hao Wu, PhD, of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) at Boston Children's Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Boston Children's Hospital's Hao Wu, PhD, elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Hao Wu, PhD, of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) at Boston Children's Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of...

May 21, 2015, 09:30 ET
Applications to participate in the CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge are due June 11, 2015.

Boston Children's Hospital launches second CLARITY Challenge

Boston Children's Hospital today announced CLARITY Undiagnosed, its second international competition to advance standards for genomic analysis in...

May 21, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Boston Children's Hospital adds Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester to its Community of Care

 Boston Children's Hospital today announced that Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), a group of more than 276 physicians...

May 11, 2015, 16:08 ET
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Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Hospital opens Phase I trial of immunotherapy for children with relapsed or treatment-resistant leukemia

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has joined a clinical trial of immunotherapy for children with relapsed or...

May 07, 2015, 09:00 ET
Behind the scenes of video shoot with Dr. Mark Schuster.

Gay youth bullied more than straight youth, Boston Children's Hospital study reports

A new study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, chief of General Pediatrics at Boston...