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Jun 18, 2019, 00:01 ET Boston Children's Hospital ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for sixth year in a row

Boston Children's Hospital is the number one pediatric hospital in the nation for the sixth year in a row according to U.S. News & World Report's...


Jun 26, 2018, 12:01 ET Boston Children's Hospital ranked #1 in the nation

Boston Children's Hospital is the number one pediatric hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 Best Children's...


Jan 22, 2018, 08:00 ET Hale Family Makes $100 Million Philanthropic Investment in the Future of Medicine with Historic Gifts to Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) announce gifts of $50 million each from Rob and Karen Hale and their family...


Jan 18, 2018, 09:47 ET Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Pediatric Device Consortium Announce Pediatric Medical Device Challenge Winners

The Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) at Boston Children's Hospital and the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium (BPDC) today announced...


Nov 07, 2017, 12:49 ET Boston Children's Hospital Receives Grant to Support Malaria Research and Music Therapy Program Honoring Dr. Gary Loveman

Boston Children's Hospital today announced a $350,000 commitment to support malaria research and the music therapy program for children in honor of...


Oct 04, 2017, 15:00 ET Gene therapy halts progression of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy in clinical trial

In a recent clinical trial, a gene therapy to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CALD) — a neurodegenerative disease that typically claims young...


Sep 11, 2017, 12:00 ET Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Pediatric Device Consortium Launch Pediatric Medical Device Challenge

The Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) at Boston Children's Hospital and the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium (BPDC) today announced...


Jul 26, 2017, 09:00 ET Boston Children's Hospital And Cleveland Clinic Announce Collaboration On Pediatric Heart Care

Boston Children's Hospital and Cleveland Clinic announced today that they have entered into an agreement to provide complex pediatric heart services...


Jun 27, 2017, 00:01 ET Boston Children's Hospital ranked #1 in the nation

Boston Children's Hospital is the number one pediatric hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Children's...


Jun 16, 2017, 05:00 ET Why is one twin smaller than the other? Answer could lie in the placenta

When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study led by...


Jun 12, 2017, 09:49 ET New iPhone app, Caremap, helps families securely track their children's health

Families across the globe can now access a free app to help them organize and monitor their children's health. The app, called Caremap, enables...


May 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Sheila Lirio Marcelo Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com Joins Boston Children's Hospital Board of Trustees

Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) today announced the addition of Sheila Lirio Marcelo as a member of its Board of Trustees. As the founder,...


Apr 04, 2017, 11:30 ET Boston Children's Hospital Awarded John M. Eisenberg Award for Leading the I-PASS Study Group

The I-PASS Study Group based out of Boston Children's Hospital has been named the recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:00 ET Effective one-shot vaccination of newborns moves closer to reality

Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and don't respond optimally to most vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount weak...


Feb 06, 2017, 10:00 ET Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice… down to a whisper

In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf...


Feb 01, 2017, 12:00 ET GIANT study finds rare, but influential, genetic changes related to height

In the largest, deepest search to date, the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered 83 new DNA...


Dec 28, 2016, 10:06 ET National study documents the value of family-provided medical care for children with special health care needs

About half of U.S. children with special health care needs — 5.6 million children — receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth...


Nov 28, 2016, 08:00 ET Boston Children's Hospital and GE Healthcare Working Together to Create Smart Imaging Technology to Better Detect Pediatric Brain Disorders

Boston Children's Hospital and GE Healthcare today announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize digital solutions to advance the diagnosis...


Sep 28, 2016, 01:00 ET Researchers reveal how dangerous intestinal toxin enters cells

Researchers have identified a key target in fighting the emerging, life-threatening gastrointestinal infection Clostridium difficile. The work, led...


Sep 14, 2016, 02:00 ET Antibiotic gel squirted into the ear could provide a one-dose cure for ear infections

A single-application bioengineered gel, squirted in the ear canal, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for middle ear infections,...


Sep 06, 2016, 12:01 ET A new angle on anxiety

Clinical anxiety affects up to 30 percent of Americans who are in great need of better treatments with fewer side effects. A study from Boston...


Jun 21, 2016, 12:01 ET Boston Children's Hospital Ranked #1

Boston Children's Hospital is ranked the number one pediatric hospital on this year's U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals. Boston...


Dec 08, 2015, 09:00 ET Boston Children's Hospital Establishes a Communication Program to Preserve Voices of ALS Patients Across the Country

The Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) at Boston Children's Hospital has received a $1.5 million gift to establish a program dedicated to...


Dec 07, 2015, 03:00 ET Two laser-triggered, on-demand technologies for local pain control effective in preclinical models

A pair of preclinical studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nano Letters reveal two methods for using a laser...


Nov 12, 2015, 12:16 ET An unusual dog reveals a new approach to muscular dystrophy

A golden retriever that stayed healthy despite having the gene mutation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has provided a new lead for treating...