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Shaping the future of pediatric medicine

For 150 years, Boston Children’s has embodied a culture of scientific investigation that has shaped pediatric medicine and changed children’s lives. This legacy continues today as we lead the world in pediatric research, empowering clinicians and scientists to challenge the status quo and seek better answers for our patients.

Our research enterprise is the world's largest and most highly-funded pediatric hospital. In FY2022, we received more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other children’s hospital in the nation. We perform research in a vast range of specialties, revolutionizing treatments for children with common conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, to children with rare and complex disorders.

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Boston Children's leads or participates in hundreds of clinical trials. Use this database to find out which trials are recruiting, who can enroll and more.

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Institutional Centers for Clinical & Translational Research

A central hub of resources to support the Boston Children’s research community through guidance on planning, designing, implementing and reporting.

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EEG markers in early life could help predict and diagnose anxiety

Could we head off anxiety at a young age? This intriguing pilot study suggests that early-life EEG markers could identify children at risk for anxiety before symptoms appear.

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Pioneering trial offers hope for late treatment of ‘lazy eye’

A pioneering trial reopens hope for amblyopia after early childhood. It used the Alzheimer’s drug donepezil, which reopens visual “critical periods” in the brain.

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Rapid DNA sequencing yields timely answers for infant epilepsy

Why wait? An international study shows how rapid whole-genome sequencing can guide treatment decisions for infants with epilepsy when they matter most.

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