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3. Serendipity in science: Robotic clothing for brain-damaged children
Countless scientific epiphanies never leave the bench – unless there’s the kind of serendipitous encounter that set Children’s Hospital Boston psychologist Gene Goldfield on a path he never expected to follow, reported Children’s Hospital Boston’s Sarah Mahoney.
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2. Is the era of off-label promotion over?
Judging by the number of seminars and conferences over the past few years designed to help companies meet the legal requirements for promoting drugs, there would certainly appear to be a lot more attention being paid these days to staying within the law, reported Merrill Goozner.
1. 8 steps to succeed at a risky medical “first”
Jim Lock, Cardiologist-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital Boston is credited with a long list of pioneering cardiac procedures going back to 1979, many of them in children with congenital heart defects. More recently, these have included fetal interventions, like reversal of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and implanting a stent in a fetal heart. Nearly all are now established procedures in pediatric cardiology. Lock shared eight steps to succeed at medical firsts with Children’s Hospital Boston’s Nancy Fliesler.