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Pediatric News Releases

Heparin stimulates food intake, body weight gain in miceSep 5, 2017
New research suggests that heparin could be a potential target for drugs regulating appetite and weight control.
Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2Aug 23, 2017
A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of MeCP2.
Midland to host community conference for genetic conditionsAug 15, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine will hold a community conference and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Midland area to provide a seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their families.
Students and stomach aches: When to call the doctorAug 10, 2017
Dr. Priya Raj looks at the warning signs of when a repeated tummy ache may be cause for larger concern.
Expert discusses repercussions of helicopter parenting Aug 9, 2017
Dr. Karen Lawson explains the consequences that occur when a parent is overinvolved in a child or young person’s life.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patientsAug 8, 2017
Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
First aid-skills for the first day of schoolAug 2, 2017
Dr. Tyson Pillow, associate professor of emergency medicine, explains the key first-aid skills kids of all ages should know before heading back to school.
Signs your child may need glasses Jul 27, 2017
Dr. Christina Weng says noticing signs of vision loss is especially significant in young children.
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grantsJul 27, 2017
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
Substance addiction changes mother’s response to infantJul 26, 2017
Researchers found that a mother’s brain response to her own infant is modified in the presence of substance addiction.