Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/12/2020 6:00:00 PM
A study from the @NIH finds that iodine exposure in the #NICU can lower #thyroid function:
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Annual screening with #mammography and breast MRI is recommended for #childhoodcancer survivors who received chest…
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A study from @NIH reveals that neurofilament light chains can predict the severity, and recovery, of a traumatic…
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Scientists have found approximately 45 nutrients that are key to #brain health. @BostonChildrens Dr. Claire McCarth…
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Researchers find that people #sleep better when they are optimistic: via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/10/2020 6:00:00 PM
A new report suggests that #COVID19 may cause more deaths from hunger than from the actual infection:…
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer