Researchers hope the discovery will lead to better COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: Fawn Gracey, Boston Children’s Hospital) As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, newer variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been evolving ways to evade the antibodies we make in response to vaccines or prior infections.
Families report persisting symptoms and activity impairments in more than 1 in 4 children. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: Patrick Bibbins, Boston Children’s Hospital) More than one in four children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) had persisting health problems two to four months later
What if overeating isn’t the cause for weight gain, but the other way around? David Ludwig, MD, PhD, argues that it’s what we eat, not how many calories we take in, that leads to obesity. (Images: AdobeStock, Illustration: Sebastian Stankiewicz/Boston Children’s Hospital). David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, co-directs the New Balance
A new technique enables the production of generic CAR T cells at scale, making CAR T-cell immunotherapy more accessible to patients with cancer. (Images: AdobeStock, Illustration: Sebastian Stankiewicz/Boston Children’s Hospital) In CAR T-cell immunotherapy, T cells from a patient’s own blood are engineered to carry so-called chimeric antigen receptors (CAR)
A type of microscopy typically used to detect cancer has been adapted to reveal unseen conduction tissue around the heart. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) Sometimes, a change in perspective can lead to a medical breakthrough. A type of microscopy typically used to detect cancer and
After 50+ years, an RSV vaccine for infants could be on the horizon, with the addition of adjuvants tailored to stimulate immune responses in newborns. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) Though often mild, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection can cause babies to be hospitalized with bronchiolitis
July 1, 2022 | Erin DigitaleChildren and teens with ulcerative colitis have many more treatment options than a decade ago, thanks to the invention of several new medications for this form of inflammatory bowel disease. But not all drugs work for every patient, meaning it can take weeks or months
The first study to look at sleep EEGs in patients with Rett syndrome finds patterns that diverge from those in typically developing children. In the future, overnight EEGs could aid in predicting disease features and severity and perhaps guide treatment with brain stimulation. (Photo: Adobe Stock) In Rett syndrome, a