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Nemours Children's researchers in the Delaware Valley and Florida are developing life-changing technologies that help children with musculoskeletal diseases — like skeletal dysplasia, scoliosis, cerebral palsy and others — experience the world more independently. At the same time, we’re gaining new insights into the causes of many neurodevelopmental disorders and new ways to treat them.

Our Center for Orthopedics Research and Development (CORD) is a leading international pediatric biomedical research center in Orthopedics. And the labs within our Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS) focus their work on clinical applications that bear immediate relevance for children with congenital and acquired neurological, neuromuscular, and anatomical disorders.

Active Research

Research Studies

Emma's Magic Arms

2-year-old Emma wanted to play with blocks, but a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn't move her arms. Researchers at Nemours Children's printed a durable custom exoskeleton with the tiny, lightweight parts she needed.

"All of his success and everything he does is thanks to the WREX [Wilmington Robotic EXoskeleton]." — Matthew's Mom, Brita
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Research Publications

Browse a listing of research publications from Nemours researchers related to neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal conditions in children.

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With active labs in the Delaware Valley and Florida, we’re always seeking new research partners to collaborate with. Join us.

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Donations help provide critical support for research. Learn more about how you can support the research efforts at Nemours.

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