Pediatrics News

Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Grant funds continued research for river blindness vaccine Jun 21, 2017
The grant will support the continuation of the international initiative TOVA – The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa – which was established in 2015 and is comprised of 13 world-renowned scientists and research centers.
Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in childrenJun 19, 2017
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Baylor College of Medicine has received funding to conduct an observational study on the neurologic and neurodevelopmental effects of Zika virus among children who are infected in early childhood.
Study: traditional treatment better for iron-deficiency anemiaJun 13, 2017
A team of researchers determined that the traditional treatment can more effectively treat iron-deficiency anemia in young children.
Follistatin is a key player in embryo implantationJun 2, 2017
Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers investigated the mechanism involved in successful embryo implantation.
Mice will help reveal roles of human brown fatJun 2, 2017
Discovery opens the door to research that might lead to new ways of using brown fat to treat metabolic conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in the future.
Low-carb diet may reduce risk of postmenopausal weight gainMay 18, 2017
In an analysis of dietary patterns of postmenopausal women, researchers found that those who consumed the fewest carbohydrates had a significantly reduced risk of gaining 10 percent of their body weight over an eight-year period.
International genetics symposium launches in Hong KongMay 17, 2017
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. 
‘MARRVEL’ new way to compile big data in human-centric wayMay 11, 2017
A group of researchers at Baylor created MARRVEL to help researchers everywhere search databases all at once and in a matter of minutes.
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthmaApr 10, 2017
In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.