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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...

Mar 31, 2014, 16:00 ET

Increased Risk of Epilepsy Among Autoimmune Disease Patients

Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston...