Pediatrics News

Baylor experts to highlight autism research at symposiumToday
Experts from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital will present their research at Bebo’s Angels and Driscoll Health Plan’s First Annual Autism Symposium, set for Jan. 11 in Weslaco, Texas.
Scientists create ‘epigenetic couch potato’ mouseDec 2, 2019
A new Baylor College of Medicine led study in mice shows for the first time that a different molecular level of regulation – epigenetics – plays a key role in determining one’s innate drive to exercise.
Proton radiotherapy better for pediatric brain cancer patientsNov 27, 2019
Researchers examined children treated with two different kinds of radiotherapy—proton radiotherapy and photon radiotherapy—and found those treated with proton radiotherapy had less intellectual decline. 
How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephalyNov 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
How to have an allergy-friendly ThanksgivingNov 14, 2019
Thanksgiving can be a challenge for individuals with a food allergy. An allergy expert offers advice on how to accommodate food allergies so everyone can have a safe holiday season.
Evenings with Genetics discusses autism, genetic testing Nov 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Evenings with Genetics will spotlight current knowledge regarding genetic testing for autism as well as new directions for research and clinical studies.
New partnership to provide mental health resources in schoolsNov 4, 2019
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $4 million grant to the City of Houston in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine to provide Houston-area students with mental health screenings and resources.
Factors linked to poor treatment outcomes in ALLOct 24, 2019
Researchers reported that profiling the bone marrow “metabolome" at the time of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis enabled them to identify patients who were most likely to respond poorly to treatment.
New therapeutic strategy may help PTEN mutation symptomsOct 21, 2019
A new study offers a potential new approach to therapy for children with mutations in PTEN who exhibit autism, macrocephaly (an abnormally large skull), intellectual disability and epilepsy.
Prevent the spread of the flu virusOct 14, 2019
If there is anything we have learned from previous years, it’s that flu season is unpredictable. However, getting your flu shot now offers the best protection for the entire season, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.