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Dulling cancer therapy’s double-edged sword: A new way to block tumor recurrence

Researchers have discovered that killing cancer cells can actually have the unintended effect of fueling the proliferation of residual, living cancer cells, ultimately leading to aggressive tumor progression. The findings of the multi-institutional research team — including scientists from the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and the Institute...

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‘Pull’ from an implanted robot could help grow stunted organs

Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have long sought a better solution for long-gap esophageal atresia, a rare birth defect in which part of the esophagus is missing. The current state-of-the art operation, called the Foker process, uses sutures anchored to children’s backs to gradually pull the unjoined ends of esophagus until they’re long enough to...

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Technology Development Fund 2018 Applications now open

The Boston Children’s Technology Development Fund is pleased to launch its 10th funding cycle on January 16, 2018! Letters of Intent (LOI) are due to Technology.Development@childrens.harvard.edu on Feb. 12, 2018.

TIDO is proud to announce the release of our new Inventor’s Guide. The booklet details the commercialization process at Boston Children’s, how to work with TIDO to give your invention the best possibility for success, and answers to frequently asked questions we encounter.

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