Research on Diseases

Neurologic DisordersNeural stem cells (stained brown) selectively engraft in the damaged areas of the spinal cord. Photo: Vector Magazine, Children's Hospital Boston.

Neurologic disorders can be devastating, because the nervous system controls how we move, how we communicate, how we think—in short, how we interact with the world around us.

Conditions such as spinal cord injury can mean difficulties not just for a child, but for a child’s loved ones as well. At Boston Children’s Hospital, our doctors are committed to helping your family through these adjustments, while our stem cell researchers are committed to understanding how these conditions develop and to finding new ways to treat them. This work may help future doctors, both at Children’s and around the world, replace nerve cells damaged from injury or genetic disease with healthy and functioning cells.

Our work with stem cells includes:



  • Neurology

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