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Sensory processing problems in autism: Mice reveal brain mechanisms, treatment potential

Families of children with autism spectrum disorder have long noted sensory processing difficulties such as heightened sensitivity to noise, touch or smell—or even specific foods or clothing textures—earning sensory processing a place in the official DSM-5 description of the disorder. “A high proportion of kids with autism spectrum disorder will have difficulty tolerating certain kinds [Read More]

Can old peripheral nerves learn new tricks? Only the Schwann cells know for sure

About six weeks ago, a glass shattered in my hand, severing the nerve in my pinky finger. The feeling in my fingertip still hasn’t returned, and now I know why: I’m too old. Going back to World War II, it’s been speculated that recovery of peripheral nerve injuries—like those in limbs and extremities—is influenced by [Read More]

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Join us at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014, October 30 + 31, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. Join innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation.

Surgical Sam, a beating-heart mannequin, takes the stage

We often see medical magic in Hollywood, but it’s not often we see Hollywood magic brought into medicine. Now, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Simulator Program and special-effects collaborators at The Chamberlain Group (TCG) have done just that.

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