Pediatrics News

Researchers seek new approach for youth with autism, anxietyNov 15, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are working on developing a flexible, parent-led cognitive-behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing feverNov 2, 2018
While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas. 
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.