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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...

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...