Recent stories from Boston Children's Brain Center
May 6, 2013
A New Way to Care for Young Brains
The New York Times reports on sport concussion clinics and how they are popping up all over the country to help provide specialized care for basic to complex concussion cases in children and adolescents. Boston Children’s William Meehan, MD, Michael O’Brien, MD, Cynthia Stein, MD, MPH, Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH, and Alex Taylor, PsyD, are interviewed about the Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic. Also, Boston Children’s patients Brian Lilja, Erin McDonough and Emerson Boone are included. Additional articles include Anecdotal Evidence Provides Clues to Youth Concussions and Flubbing a Baseline Test on Purpose Is Often Futile. A portion of the article was included in The Boston Globe.
November 28, 2012
Dr. Benjamin Warf Among Winners of 2012 ‘Genius’ Grants
AANS Neurosurgeon reports in its “Who’s Making Headlines” section that Ben Warf, MD is a 2012 MacArthur grant award winner
November 19, 2012
Call in the backup
Nature Medicine reports on new drug treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common killer of infants. Boston Children’s Basil Darras, MD, and the family of a Boston Children’s patient enrolled in a Phase I clinical trial of a new treatment from Isis Pharmaceuticals, are interviewed.
October 31, 2012
Massachusetts schools report thousands of head injuries in sports
The Boston Globe reports that according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey completed by 164 schools, nearly 3,000 Massachusetts students suffered a concussion or other head injury while playing sports during the last school year. Boston Children’s Michael O’Brien, MD, is interviewed.
June 25, 2012
Brain activity showing autism, captured in EEG test
Researched by Frank H. Duffy, MD, department of Neurology, Heidelise Als, PhD, department of Psychiatry, William Bosl, PhD, departments of Medicine, Informatics Program and Charles A. Nelson, PhD, department of Developmental Medicine Center.
June 5, 2012
Boston Children’s Hospital Ranks #1 on U.S. News & World Report
BCH hits top in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings Honor Roll. Gets first in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery.
May 23, 2012
Immune cells “sculpt” circuits in the brain by eating away excess connections
Beth Stevens, PhD, Neurology, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
May 21, 2012
First light: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve, restore some components of vision
Larry Benowitz, PhD, Neurosurgery
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