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May 17, 2012, 08:00 ET Children's Hospital Boston Receives $25,000 Donation from GE Executive

Today, Children's Hospital Boston received a $25,000 donation from Brian Palmer, president and CEO, Measurement & Control for GE Oil & Gas. Palmer...


Mar 15, 2012, 09:00 ET Tips for Managing Your Child's Allergies

Allergy season can be a difficult time of year for many children and their parents. With spring in the air, pollen is close behind. (Photo:...


Feb 20, 2012, 12:01 ET Children Falling Outside Gender "Norms" Are at Risk for Abuse and Psychiatric Symptoms

Children who don't conform to expected gender stereotypes, even before age 11, are at significantly greater risk for physical, sexual and...


Feb 20, 2012, 12:01 ET Children with Gender Identity Disorder Are at Serious Psychiatric Risk

The first study to characterize a cohort of U.S. children with diagnosed gender identity disorder, led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston,...


Feb 16, 2012, 12:00 ET To Understand Chromosome Reshuffling, Look to the Genome's 3D Structure

That our chromosomes can break and reshuffle pieces of themselves is nothing new; scientists have recognized this for decades, especially in cancer...


Feb 13, 2012, 03:00 ET Aligning the Eyes: A Simpler Surgery for a Complex Condition

People with strabismus (misalignment and limited movement of one or more eyes) are often teased about their crossed-eye appearance; those with more...


Feb 02, 2012, 05:32 ET Innovation Day 2012: a Time To Inform and Inspire

On February 14 from 1 to 5 p.m., Children's Hospital Boston, will hosts its first "Innovation Day." In a series of 17 short sessions, cutting-edge...


Jan 24, 2012, 08:00 ET Children's Hospital Boston Joins the Alternative Quality Contract

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), Children's Hospital Boston, Children's Physicians' Organization and the Pediatric Physician...


Jan 23, 2012, 09:53 ET Children's Hospital Boston Launches CLARITY Challenge

Children's Hospital Boston today announced the launch of the CLARITY Challenge, a $25,000 competition intended to advance standards for genomic...


Jan 23, 2012, 03:00 ET Spotting Dyslexia Before a Child Starts School

Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's...


Jan 17, 2012, 05:00 ET A Growing Segment of Neurologically Impaired Children is Increasingly Dependent on Children's Hospitals

Because of care advances, more infants and children with previously lethal health problems are surviving. Many, however, are left with lifelong...


Dec 21, 2011, 02:00 ET Taking a Predictive Approach to Identifying Adverse Drug Reactions

In a move aimed at bolstering current systems for assessing and monitoring drug safety, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a new...


Dec 19, 2011, 12:00 ET Targeting EETs to Treat Cardiovascular Disease May Prove a Double-Edged Sword

A group of small molecules called EETs – currently under scrutiny as possible treatment targets for a host of cardiovascular diseases – may also...


Dec 13, 2011, 05:00 ET Dodging the Cognitive Hit of Early-life Seizures

About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why...


Nov 30, 2011, 10:10 ET R. Michael Scott, MD, Receives the Franc D. Ingraham Distinguished Service Award

Children's Hospital Boston today announced that world renowned neurosurgeon R. Michael Scott, MD, will be awarded the prestigious Franc D. Ingraham...


Nov 21, 2011, 12:00 ET Critical molecules for hearing and balance discovered

Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to...


Nov 15, 2011, 04:39 ET Engineered, drug-secreting blood vessels reverse anemia in mice

Patients who rely on recombinant, protein-based drugs must often endure frequent injections, often several times a week, or intravenous therapy....


Nov 10, 2011, 12:00 ET Why Do Neurons Die in Parkinson's Disease?

Current thinking about Parkinson's disease is that it's a disorder of mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside cells, causing neurons in...


Nov 09, 2011, 09:54 ET Children's Hospital Boston and Pfizer Enter Into Novel Collaborative Research Agreement for Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutics

Children's Hospital Boston and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) have launched a new collaborative program aimed at identifying potential drug therapies for...


Nov 07, 2011, 12:01 ET Why Did Healthy Children Fall Critically Ill in the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic?

During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, many previously healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, ...


Oct 31, 2011, 12:00 ET Children's Hospital Boston Names Alan R. Cohen, MD, New Neurosurgeon-in-Chief

Alan R. Cohen, MD, has been named Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chair of Children's Hospital Boston's Department of Neurosurgery. Children's Department...


Oct 19, 2011, 05:00 ET Early HIV Treatment Dramatically Increases Survival in Patients Co-Infected With Tuberculosis

Timing is everything when treating patients with both HIV and tuberculosis. Starting HIV therapy in such patients within two weeks of TB treatment,...


Oct 13, 2011, 03:53 ET Dialing Up Fetal Hemoglobin Dials Down Sickle Cell Disease

Flipping a single molecular switch can reverse illness in a model of sickle cell disease, according to a study by researchers at Children's Hospital...


Oct 03, 2011, 12:00 ET In Reversing Motor Nerve Damage, Time Is of the Essence

When a motor nerve is severely damaged, people rarely recover full muscle strength and function. Neuroscientists from Children's Hospital Boston,...


Sep 29, 2011, 01:56 ET Unexpected Link Between Cancer and Diabetes Revealed

A pathway activated in cancer plays an unexpected key role in metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at...