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Researchers uncover more genetic clues to help understand what triggers Type 1 diabetes

Last year, researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason identified new clues about how a common genetic change in a gene called PTPN22 may predispose children and adults to develop autoimmune conditions, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus. Now, this group—in conjunction with researchers from the […]

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Building Hope, Part 5: Meet the people behind the design

More heads are better than one—especially when it comes to designing Seattle Children’s new expansion, Building Hope. Children’s brought together a unique advisory board made up of patients, families and hospital staff to provide feedback throughout the design process. With Building Hope, Children’s wanted to create an environment that would support the physical, emotional and […]

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Building Hope, Part 4: A closer look at the new Critical Care Unit

Life-threatening illness or injury can strike any child at any time. Seattle Children’s Hospital’s critical care medicine teams have the expertise and technology to treat the most fragile patients in the region, including those born prematurely, recovering from complex surgeries, or suffering from acute illness, chronic disease or injuries. On April 21 the hospital’s Pediatric […]

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