Pediatrics News

Research finds strategy that may treat juvenile Batten diseaseFeb 6, 2017
Researchers have discovered a treatment that improves the neurological symptoms in a mouse model of juvenile Batten disease.
Successful study leads experts to call for more patientsFeb 3, 2017
Fetal endotracheal occlusion surgery is now being studied in a new clinical trial to determine whether it is helpful to babies with a more moderate form of left congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Fetal therapy for severe diaphragmatic hernia shown feasibleFeb 3, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have the largest experience in the U.S for treating severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia with FETO.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Questions surround newborn sequencing in clinical settingJan 25, 2017
A national consortium of researchers, including Baylor College of Medicine, is studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome compositionJan 23, 2017
A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age. 
Fighting sickle cell disease using a type 2 diabetes medicationJan 10, 2017
Researchers have discovered promising new treatments for sickle cell disease, the first new drug treatment in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.