“Deep sequencing” finds hidden causes of brain disorders
It’s become clear that our DNA is far from identical from cell to cell and that disease-causing mutations can happen in some of our cells and not others, arising at some point after we’re conceived. These so-called somatic mutations—affecting just a percentage of cells—are subtle and easy to overlook, even with next-generation genomic sequencing. And [Read More]
Sensory processing problems in autism: Mice reveal brain mechanisms, treatment potential
Families of children with autism spectrum disorder have long noted sensory processing difficulties such as heightened sensitivity to noise, touch or smell—or even specific foods or clothing textures—earning sensory processing a place in the official DSM-5 description of the disorder. “A high proportion of kids with autism spectrum disorder will have difficulty tolerating certain kinds [Read More]
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Join us at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014, October 30 + 31, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. Join innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation.
Surgical Sam, a beating-heart mannequin, takes the stage
We often see medical magic in Hollywood, but it’s not often we see Hollywood magic brought into medicine. Now, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Simulator Program and special-effects collaborators at The Chamberlain Group (TCG) have done just that.