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Entry door for deadly C. difficile toxin suggests new mode of protection

Clostridium difficile, also called “C. diff,” tops the CDC’s list of urgent drug-resistant threats. Marked by severe diarrhea and intestinal inflammation, C. diff has become a leading cause of death from gastrointestinal illness, causing half a million infections a year in the U.S. alone. C. diff flourishes best in hospitals and long-term care facilities where...

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Startup uses Uber to get patients to their medical appointments

Getting to the doctor will soon get easier for some struggling patients. Boston Children’s Hospital has joined forces with the ride-hailing service Uber to pilot a non-emergency medical transportation platform. The online, HIPAA-compliant tool, called Circulation, connects with health care information systems, enabling hospitals to schedule Uber rides for patients. The pilot will serve Boston...

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Fiscal Year 2015 was a year of growth at TIDO. Boston Children’s executed 48 licenses, a 42 percent increase over the prior year, while the total number of executed industry research and license agreements reached 91, an increase of 17 percent over the prior year. The report highlights selected agreements, Technology Development Fund award winners, and some of our technologies available for licensing.

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