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Innovation doesn’t need to be sexy

What can innovators do to work with investors and industry to move an idea toward commercialization? Speakers at the upcoming Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards, hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital, have some simple advice: Don’t think your innovation has to be sexy. Health care is plagued by problems that aren’t necessarily sexy or compelling, [Read More]

Our T-cells have been hiding something: Another way to kill bacteria

The immune system, despite its immense complexity, really has only a few ways to kill bacteria: Neutrophils and macrophages can capture and digest extracellular bacteria (ones that live free in tissues and the bloodstream). Peptides (protein fragments) can punch holes in bacterial membranes or cross the membranes to disrupt bacterial processes. T-cells can kill cells [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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