Pediatrics News

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.
‘Homing system’ targets therapeutic T cells to brain cancerSep 5, 2018
A multi-institution international team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new strategy to overcome one of the main obstacles in the treatment of brain cancer – access to the tumor. 
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.
Put bacterial meningitis vaccines on back-to-school checklistAug 14, 2018
Bacterial meningitis is serious and can be life threatening, but in most cases it can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, said an infectious disease expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Start school with these fresh skincare tipsAug 7, 2018
Kim Chang offers tips on how teens can start the school year off with healthy skin, starting with a focus on damage from the summer sun.
Teaching your child how to be empathetic Aug 6, 2018
Although empathy can be a hard quality for parents to teach to their children, Dr. Eric Storch gives his advice on how they can do this.
How to deal with mom-shaming Jul 12, 2018
Sometimes, moms posting on social media about fun family outings and their children’s special moments can catch the unwanted attention of mom-shamers. Dr. Melissa Wilkes Requenez explains how to deal with it.
Carbohydrates in infant formula shape gut metabolites profileJun 26, 2018
A team of researchers report an association between the type of carbohydrates in formula; the products of metabolism or metabolites; and the risk of NEC in a piglet model of the human condition.