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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)...

Jul 08, 2014, 09:00 ET

Nominations Open for 2014 Global Pediatric Innovator Awards

Boston Children's Hospital today announced the creation of two new annual awards that will be conferred at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit +...

Jun 23, 2014, 11:09 ET

Boston Children's Hospital Announces 2014 Global Pediatric Innovation Summit

 Boston Children's Hospital will host its second annual pediatric innovation summit October 30-31, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in...

Jun 17, 2014, 17:00 ET

Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training

A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive...

Jun 10, 2014, 00:01 ET

Boston Children's Hospital #1 in 8 of 10 Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

 Boston Children's Hospital ranks first in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital according to the U.S. News & World Report's...

Jun 06, 2014, 10:01 ET

New study finds variation in urological test reporting among medical institutions

A recent study from Boston Children's Hospital's Departments of Urology and Radiology shows free-standing, pediatric hospitals have higher quality...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

SMART Platforms Project, Aimed at Enabling an "App Store for Health," Names Advisory Committee

The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Children's Hospital—which is developing...