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Nurses are natural innovators. Being on the front lines of care delivery provides critical insights into gaps in care coordination and essential products and services. Gena Koufos, program manager in Boston Children's Hospital Innovation Acceleration Program, plays a key role in the hospital's goal to harness and fuel nurses' innovative insights. Read more about her life and work here: http://on.bchil.org/1IgWV6G


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Getting injured optic or spinal cord nerves to regrow is still a distant goal, even in animals, but new research in proteomics could greatly ramp up the effort. Researchers from our F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center got some interesting new leads using proteomics. Learn more about the research on Vector: http://on.bchil.org/1R6cMrj


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Beyond the dress shirt: Silk production & global interest in the lustrous fiber dates back to prehistoric times. Today, the natural protein is solidifying itself as a biomaterials alternative in the world of regenerative medicine. Read about Boston Children's research efforts & potential impact on patient care: http://on.bchil.org/1GJSNc5

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Preemies with catheters and intravenous lines are at high risk for bloodstream infections that could result in brain injury. Research from the lab of Ofer Levy, MD, PhD, may change medical thinking about these infections, suggesting that inflammation should be treated in addition to the actual infection. http://on.bchil.org/1GECKiy


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The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery reports today that 5 billion people around the world can't access safe surgery. We sit down to learn more from Dr. John Meara, co-chair of the Commission and Plastic Surgeon in Chief at Boston Children's Hospital: http://on.bchil.org/1dlla6D


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Since 2000, the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) has tracked severely neglected Romanian children in orphanages, comparing those placed in quality foster care with those left behind. BEIP's latest report demonstrates that early neglect and social deprivation alter the body's stress response systems. Learn more about the report on Vector: http://on.bchil.org/1DdCQWM


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Measuring pressure inside the head, or intracranial pressure (ICP), today requires invasive interventions like spinal taps. Boston Children's neuro-ophthalmologist Gena Heidary, MD, hopes a simple hearing test could replace most spinal taps in children with head injuries or other brain disorders that can raise ICP: http://on.bchil.org/1F4gH4E


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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/1QUUNUC


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Getting a second nurse to come to the bedside to verify medication dosing can be challenging during busy times. RNSafe, developed by a team of Boston Children's nurse-IT specialists, allows nurses to send camera videos of medication labels and syringes to dedicated "bunker" nurses who verify that doses are correct. http://on.bchil.org/1P6WhY4


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IgE, the allergy antibody, may do more than trigger runny noses, watery eyes & itchy rashes. It might also be a watchdog for cancer. Boston Children's scientist Edda Fiebiger, PhD, thinks she's figured out how: http://on.bchil.org/1JyKMdu


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The Boston Globe's BetaBoston site reports on Thermia - an online resource developed by Boston Children's Hospital that supplies parents with information about fevers, symptoms and appropriate dosages of fever medication. http://on.bchil.org/1zjJUpT
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When will FDA make up its mind about lab-developed tests? How do you tell the good health apps from the bad? Did researchers successfully edits an embryo's genes? We've been reading about this and more: http://on.bchil.org/1IePv2A


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