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Pediatric News Releases
- First-in-human trial shows promise in treating neuroblastomaApr 30, 2019
- In a promising development, researchers released initial findings from the first two patients treated in a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma.
- New computational tool improves gene identificationApr 29, 2019
- A team has developed a new bioinformatics tool that analyzes CRISPR pooled screen data and identifies candidates for potentially relevant genes with greater sensitivity and accuracy than other existing methods.
- Study shows new triggers of rare food allergy in infantsApr 10, 2019
- A study led by the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics researches an uncommon food allergy known as ‘food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome’ (FPIES) that occurs mostly in infants.
- Study analyzes family leave policies at schools of public healthMar 21, 2019
- A new study examines the parental leave, childcare and breastfeeding policies for faculty and staff at the top 25 schools of public health across the country.
- Autism study focuses on underrepresented communitiesMar 14, 2019
- A new grant to Baylor College of Medicine will build on the ongoing SPARK for Autism research study by focusing on fighting disparities and lack of diversity in autism research.
- Shortages of pediatric cancer medicines threaten outcomesMar 4, 2019
- Shortages of essential chemotherapy drugs for children undergoing cancer treatment has been an increasingly frequent obstacle for patients and hospitals across the country.
- Researchers: tool can identify human trafficking victimsFeb 19, 2019
- Researchers report a screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth than a commonly used psychosocial assessment.
- PreSeek can complement genetic disease prenatal screeningJan 28, 2019
- PreSeek can provide valuable molecular information for the detection of a wide spectrum of dominant monogenic diseases, according to an initial study.
- Unexpected link found between feeding, memory brain areasJan 22, 2019
- The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the feeding and the memory centers of the brain.
- Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
- As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.