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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 7/7/2020 8:00:00 PM
#Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a form of #heart attack that can be caused by emotional #stress: https://t.co/sjtnkzrygA via @HarvardHealth
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/6/2020 1:52:08 PM
RT @getbzigo: Q&A about Eastern equine #encephalitis (EEE), a #mosquito-borne illness circulating New England. via @BostonChildrens https:…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/5/2020 7:00:00 PM
.@USNewsHealth highlights what mental exhaustion is and how people can cope: https://t.co/BboxdLQOcB
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/5/2020 6:00:00 PM
While it's still unknown how asymptomatic #COVID19 patients can transmit the infection, researchers have uncovered… https://t.co/8ItqiQTLRe
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/5/2020 4:00:00 PM
.@BostonChildrens' Dr. Adrienne Randolph is leading the charge to better understand the mysterious Multisystem Infl… https://t.co/TXwfRRcYVn
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/5/2020 2:00:00 PM
Sleeping problems in infants could be linked to mental disorders later in life: https://t.co/CvLt6ErDpO via @medical_xpress
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