Year: 2016

Page: Alexandria Teen Develops Smartphone App to Screen for Concussion

It’s a risk athletes take every time they hit the field: concussion. Maegan Sady, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System in Northwest, estimates millions of concussions occur every year. “The rates have been going up over the past decade and past few years in part, we think, because kids are bigger, faster, stronger,” […]

Page: 3-D-bioprinted placenta could lead to new treatments for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication involving the placenta that can be serious — even fatal — for the mother or fetus. The only effective treatment option is premature delivery. Now for the first time, scientists have bioprinted a 3-D model of placenta tissue that mimics the organ’s complex structure.

Page: Medtech Innovators to Showcase Devices at 4th Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium in Washington, DC

Medtech innovators from across the country will showcase their pediatric medical devices to an audience of investors, children’s hospital executives, medical device companies and policy makers in Washington, DC on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at the fourth annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.