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5th April 2018
Paediatric patients take customised 3D tours inside their bodies

Boston Children's Hospital and Klick Health have unveiled the HealthVoyager medical education and patient experience platform – a Proof of Concept that uses VR technology to bring patients' individual medical findings to life in an immersive, 3D environment. The first iteration of the tool, HealthVoyager GI, has been designed for pediatric GI patients and is being used at Boston Children's as part of a clinical study to validate i...

16th November 2017
Modified blood stem cells reverse diabetes in mice

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice (and people) with type 1 diabetes. The cells curbed the autoimmune reaction in cells from both mice and humans and reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice. Findings were published in Science Translational Medicine.

11th August 2017
Ultrasound controls delivery of local anaesthetic

According to the CDC, 91 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the U.S. Here in Massachusetts, the state has an opioid-related death rate that is more than twice the national average. “Opioid abuse is a growing problem in healthcare,” says Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, a senior associate in critical care medicine at Boston Children’s and professor of anaesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.

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