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‘Like Looking at a Miracle’: Baby Blossoms Thanks to Gene Therapy

Arabella Smygov, 7 months, of Lynnwood, Washington was one of the first babies in the state to receive the gene therapy, Zolgensma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in children...
10-Jun-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Ready B Cells for Novel Cell Therapy

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute are paving the way to use gene-edited B cells – a type of white blood cell in the immune system – to treat a wide range of potential diseases that affect children, including hemophilia and...
23-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, Study Warns

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an...
8-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Could Help Predict Aneurysm Risk for Kids with Kawasaki Disease

In honor of National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day on January 26, we are sharing the story of Olivia, a 9-year-old who lives with the disease. Research at Seattle Children’s aims to improve life for children with this condition who are at risk...
25-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Helping Families Navigate the Digital World

Digital devices like the iPad have only been around for about 10 years, but in that short amount of time, they have become ingrained into everyday life and research examining their impact on young children is limited.Tune into 60 Minutes this...
14-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Findings on Concussion in Football’s Youngest Players

New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%,...
12-Dec-2018 7:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Seattle Children's Receives $20 Million Gift From Ballmer Family to Support Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

Seattle Children's today announced that Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, and his wife, Connie Ballmer, both of who are founders of the Ballmer Group, have graciously donated $20 million to help advance the ability for Odessa Brown Children's...
1-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tailor-Made Fish Help Explain Genetic Conditions in Children

At Seattle Children's Research Institute, scientists are genetically-engineering zebrafish to harbor human DNA mutations known to contribute congenital conditions in children.
18-Oct-2018 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Pediatric Oncology Expert Available to Discuss Larotrectinib Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine

16-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST

First Day of School Health Checklist: What Every Parent Should Know

Experts at Seattle Children's Hospital have put together a Healthy Child Checklist to ensure that children "“ and parents "“ are prepared for the first day of school.
24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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