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Last year we introduced you to Emir, a Turkish boy and star patient in a gene therapy trial for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome. Emir just came back to the U.S. for a follow-up visit with his care team, and the news is good. http://on.bchil.org/1KjCiCL


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Promising news for bone marrow transplant: Thanks to a discovery in red- and green-glowing zebrafish, patients with certain types of cancers and blood disorders may be able to find a match faster. Learn more about the "Dr. Seuss experiment" and how certain drugs could help make cord blood a more viable option: http://on.bchil.org/1MkRd4m


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It's not clear what causes pain crises in sickle cell disease, but inflammation plays a part. Omega-3 fatty acids fight that inflammation in a mouse model, but don't go drinking lots of fish oil just yet: http://on.bchil.org/1MPdyF0


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The diagnostic odyssey is often a lonely one. Interviews with 10 parents highlight how distressing the search for a diagnosis can be for children and families, and the benefits of finally obtaining a name for their child's condition. http://on.bchil.org/1eAv4C4
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What place does social media have in a physician or nurse's career? And where do the boundaries lie? Read the full story on Boston Children's Hospital's new blog for healthcare providers, Notes. http://on.bchil.org/1LlCVxo



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Can we collect DNA using iPhone apps? Is a bandage-like vaccine viable? Why has the global spend on oncology treatments increased? Does precocious development increase young girls' risk for illness later in life? We've been reading about this and more: http://on.bchil.org/1KriZZK


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Appointed to the Harvard Medical School faculty at the tender age of 27, Cigall Kadoch is shaking up cancer epigenetics by channeling her love for puzzles. Reminiscent of the Rubik's cube, Kadoch and her team are using biochemical tools to reverse-engineer the structural makeup of the complexes. Learn more about the research that could lead to new therapeutic strategies for cancer: http://on.bchil.org/1SP5qGB


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As cure rates of climbed and our understanding of cancer biology has grown, pediatric oncologists have more opportunities than ever to minimize treatment toxicity and improve survivorship, not just survival. http://on.bchil.org/1eMABFm
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A childhood fascination with order and chaos put Sun Hur, PhD, on the path to exploring how the innate immune system "see" viruses. She tells her story in a video produced by the Vilcek Foundation. http://on.bchil.org/1HN39WH
Sun Hur's perseverance and fascination with order and chaos could unlock new paths for treating cancer and inflammatory diseases.
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Check out these stunning photos of our upgraded Karp Aquatics Facility, home to than 250,000 zebrafish for research on cancer, blood diseases and more. From a new crop of spawning tanks to a robotic feeding system, the upgrade will speed up our efforts to identify and screen potential new therapeutics. http://on.bchil.org/1FcKSQV


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CAR T-cell immunotherapy takes blinders off the immune system and helps it "see" and attack cancer cells. Learn about a clinical trial of this treatment against relapsed ALL: http://on.bchil.org/1K2rbTf


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From medical robot applications to the pros and cons of crowdfunded science, here are the Vector staff's top picks for the week: http://on.bchil.org/1QUUNnz


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Working together for children with cancer – from diagnosis to survivorship
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The Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides the combined strengths of two internationally renowned Harvard teaching hospitals. Since the 1940s, when Sidney Farber achieved the first remissions of acute lymphocytic leukemia in children, pioneering physician researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s have been at the forefront of life-saving breakthroughs in the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders. A single team of experts delivers care at a Boston campus connected by pedestrian bridges, with inpatients treated at Boston Children's Hospital and outpatients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.