Pediatrics News

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.
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard awarded mentor award from NatureDec 19, 2018
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard has been honored with a 2018 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.
Azúcares en leche materna influencian infección con rotavirusDec 13, 2018
Un equipo multidisciplinario de investigación descubrió que azúcares en la leche materna afectan la infección con rotavirus y podrían mejorar la efectividad de las vacunas atenuadas.