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Pediatric News Releases
- PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
- In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.
- Fathers needed for online survey Oct 29, 2018
- Researchers are looking for fathers of children between the ages of 5 to 11 years to complete an online survey.
- Distinct stages in infant microbiome development identifiedOct 24, 2018
- In the largest clinical microbiome study in infants reported to date, a team found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures.
- How divorced parents can keep Halloween sweet for kidsOct 17, 2018
- Trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume and having fun are all most children want to do on Halloween, but for some divorced families it can be a challenge to figure out how to make the night a treat and not a fright.
- New high-dose radiation therapy available for pediatric liver cancer patientsOct 4, 2018
- A team of physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are now using a new treatment option for pediatric patients with liver tumors, called Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE).
- Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao awarded NIH Director's High-Risk, High-Reward grantOct 2, 2018
- Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward grant, which recognizes highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical research.
- Grant supports identifying leukemia, Down syndrome linkSep 18, 2018
- To better understand a predisposition for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome, a team of researchers will sequence the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
- Breakthrough reveals mutation driving acute myeloid leukemiaSep 10, 2018
- Researchers have discovered that the growth of leukemic cells depends on mutant NPM1 gene and its abnormal transport out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm of the cell.
- $2 million grant to fund Pregnancy Resuscitation ProgramSep 6, 2018
- Dr. Peter Nielsen received a five-year, $2 million grant to develop a program to train specialists and emergency responders who treat women who experience cardiac arrest during pregnancy.
- New histiocytotic disorder insights may improve therapiesAug 30, 2018
- In a review published in New England Journal of Medicine, physician-scientists review the history of Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the recent developments that will help propel the treatment for patients into the realm of personalized medicine.