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Sloan, who received a living donor liver transplant, cuddling with her brother

A very sick girl finds an unlikely savior

The Boston Globe tells the story of Boston Children’s patient Sloan St. James who was diagnosed with biliary atresia and received a liver transplant after Lt. Steven Tenney found out he was a match to donate.

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Chairs and desks in a high-school classroom

How to help a teenager kick heroin

The Today Show reports on the pilot program at Wareham Pediatrics that provides drug counseling to patients who are struggling with addiction. The program was created by Boston Children’s Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, along with Glenn Focht, MD, and Jonas Bromberg, PsyD, from the PPOC.

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Image of a mouse brain that received a direct transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells.

In a First, Gene Therapy Halts a Fatal Brain Disease

The New York Times reports that a team led by Boston Children's Chief Scientific Officer David Williams, MD, have used gene therapy to stave off a fatal degenerative brain disease - adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) - an achievement that some experts had thought impossible.

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