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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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BMI and the adolescent brain

A study of nearly 5,000 9- to-10-year-olds across the U.S. finds concerning associations between excess body weight, cognitive function, and measures of brain health.

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(Virtually) visiting the home to help control childhood asthma

Pulmonary clinicians can increase children's adherence to asthma medication and improve asthma outcomes by virtually visiting the children at home. 

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Hip pain is different in female dancers: New insights from dynamic ultrasound

Dancers put unique demands on their hips, achieving extreme ranges of motion that can strain the joints and damage supporting tissues around them. And in dancers, painful hips are often unstable hips. 

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