Babies Helping Babies

You often hear about sick children being enrolled in research studies. Henry is a healthy baby who participated in research so that he could help other babies in the future. The Babies Helping Babies study examines the immune systems of infants, comparing the immune systems of children when they are sick to those of healthy children, like Henry. The goal of the study is to know more about the immune system as it develops so that researchers can better understand the body’s response to infections. With that knowledge, doctors and researchers can make better vaccines and treatments specifically for kids.

By Henry volunteering as a healthy child, the research team at Nationwide Children’s will be able to compare his immune system to other babies. His research participation has no benefit to him directly but it will help kids everywhere!

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  • Name: Henry S.Henry Sharpe
  • Condition(s): Study Participant
  • Age at Treatment: 10 months
  • Age Today: 07/28/20148 Years

You often hear about sick children being enrolled in research studies. Henry is a healthy baby who participated in research so that he could help other babies in the future. The Babies Helping Babies study examines the immune systems of infants, comparing the immune systems of children when they are sick to those of healthy children, like Henry. The goal of the study is to know more about the immune system as it develops so that researchers can better understand the body’s response to infections. With that knowledge, doctors and researchers can make better vaccines and treatments specifically for kids.

By Henry volunteering as a healthy child, the research team at Nationwide Children’s will be able to compare his immune system to other babies. His research participation has no benefit to him directly but it will help kids everywhere!

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