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can rare disease genes be protective?
Why are people with certain rare diseases resistant to other, more fatal diseases?
Celebrate Heart Month 2015

"Most of us are like ants. We have an average level of talent and are not able to perform like a lion. But we can create beautiful things by working hard as part of a team—day by day, little by little.”- Kaifeng Liu, MD
romanian orphan

New research reveals the damaging neurological effects of neglect and social isolation in Romanian orphanages.


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A second chance for a baby with a life-threatening brain cyst
Emergency brain surgery saved Liam's life- when he was just four months old.
formerly techno-phobic nurse joins hacking pediatrics
Nurse innovator Margaret McCabe, PhD, describes how she joined "Hacking Pediatrics," a group committed to disrupting the status quo in pediatric health care.
Robotic kidney surgery gives toddler a fresh start
Thanks to new, minimally invasive techniques, Payton's recovery from surgery was quick and her scars are less visible.
Deyven is living on campus at college with a ventricular assist device
Heart failure won’t stop Deyven from living on campus at Bentley while he waits for a transplant.
The Precision Medicine Initiative: A child-centered perspective
Children make up the majority of the estimated 25 million individuals with rare disorders searching for answers in the U.S alone. Many of the answers may be revealed by the genome.
A simpler way to study complex biochemical interactions
New DNA "nanoswitches" can perform the same molecular measurements as complex instruments - at a fraction of the cost.
Puck skis like a kid nearly 40 years after ACL surgery
Philip "Puck" Wheaton is an avid skier and all-around athlete- thanks to an innovative surgery in 1979 that changed the course of his life.
arsenic tainted well water linked to cystic fibrosis
Arsenic-tainted well water in Bangladesh has been linked to a cystic-fibrosis-like disease.  The discovery could lead to new kinds of therapeutics. 
Joey Williams
Joey was born with a rare, complex congenital heart defect.  As he continues to thrive and defy the odds, his mother shares lessons of love, hope, and gratefulness.

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Levy Lab

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Violet's journey - Part one: The journey begins

Cardiac Caregiver Wayne Tworetzky MD

Boston Marathon and Boston Children's Hospital: A shared history at the finish line

Reducing leg spasticity with selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR)

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Pediatric emergency care in your community

Overcoming an ACL injury - Olympic bound slopestyle skier Julia Marino

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Doctor Profile: Ellen Geminiani - Sports Medicine Division

Will's Story - Intestinal malrotation and volvulus

One family takes on Moyamoya disease with twin surgeries

Pediatric Medical Innovation - Boston Children's Hospital

Taylor's battle with a brain tumor | Boston Children's Hospital

Kyah's Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO