Boston Children's Hospital

Our drive for answers never stops.

Through inspired collaborations with clinicians, scientists, and valued medical colleagues like you, we’re leading the world in pediatric research — and changing children’s lives.

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Drawing on stem cells to reverse lung injury

The Division of Newborn Medicine tests regenerative treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
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Identifying gaps in pediatric thyroid cancer diagnosis

Thyroid Center team finds commonly used adult diagnostic tool misses 20 percent of malignant thyroid nodules in children.
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Expanding the possibilities of custom drugs

Research by the Division of Genetics and Genomics could revolutionize the future of customized drugs.
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Looking beyond reflux as a cause of respiratory symptoms

Dysmotility may play a major role in respiratory symptoms, finds multi-center collaboration.
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Taking gender surgery to the next level

Two years after its launch, the Center for Gender Surgery is leading the field with innovations such as staged urethral lengthening and the use of robotics.
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Stunning advances in sickle cell disease

A pilot gene therapy treatment appears to restore fetal hemoglobin and reverse anemia in sickle cell patients.
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New hope for a congenital heart condition

Using a novel transcatheter approach, clinicians in the Heart Center are successfully closing the patent ductus arteriosus in eligible premature babies.
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Moving toward safer bone marrow transplants

Results of a Boston Children’s clinical trial are bringing a drug that appears to prevent graft-versus-host disease closer to FDA approval.
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On the frontlines of the vaping crisis

Our new Vaping Service addresses pulmonary-related effects of e-cigarettes in pediatric patients.
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researchersMore than 3,000 researchers & scientific staff
research space1 million square feet of research space — and growing
Boston Children's Journal articles3,400 articles/year in peer reviewed journals— the most of any pediatric hospital
Boston Children's research funding260+ specialized clinical programs
Boston Children's research funding$409.5 million in total research funding FY2019 — #1 NIH funding for pediatric research