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Children's Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference

This year's American Academy of Pediatrics national conference will include about two dozen presentations from Children's Hospital Boston. Below are presentations of special interest. Media attending the meeting may register in the Press Room (Room B302, 404-222-6011); hours are Friday, Oct. 6, 12 noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 7 through Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. All presentations are embargoed to the day of presentation (for specifics, consult with the AAP Press Room). For session locations, check with the Press Room or program book.

Making new parts for babies from their own cells: A step closer to reality

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston are poised to begin clinical trials of the first use of tissue engineering to correct a birth defect, using stem cells extracted from the amniotic fluid before the baby is born. Using these cells, Shaun Kunisaki, MD and Dario Fauza, MD, at Children's Hospital Boston, have created a patch to close up a hole in the diaphragm, correcting a life-threatening condition known as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The technique has proven successful in animals, and Drs. Kunisaki and Fauza now show that the cells can be grown reliably and safely without the need for animal serum bringing them a step closer to being able to study the technique in human babies. In the future, they hope to use fetal cells to fix other conditions such as tracheal defects, heart defects and spina bifida.

Presentation: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:20-11:00 AM (session #H108) (eighth of 13 abstracts)

Acupuncture for pediatricians

Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3,000 years and is making its way into hospital practice. Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MPH, director of the Medical Acupuncture Service at Children's Hospital Boston, reviews the history and theory of acupuncture, reviews the mechanisms of and scientific evidence for its efficacy, and discusses its uses, such as reducing the need for
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Contact: Anna Gonski
anna.gonski@childrens.harvard.edu
617-355-6420
Children's Hospital Boston
10-Oct-2006


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