Pediatrics News

Study to investigate connection between antibiotic use and autism symptomsDec 1, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is launching a study that will investigate why some children with autism spectrum disorder experience changes in their autism symptoms when taking antibiotics.
Scientists find gene variants causing NK cell deficiency, solving 12 year-long mystery for a familyNov 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has solved a medical mystery that has made most of the children in a family susceptible to severe viral infections for more than 40 years.
Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in miceNov 9, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Watch what you put on your face this HalloweenOct 24, 2016
Dr. Harry Dao warns about potential side effects, including allergic reactions, of face paint during Halloween.
BIPAI expands its programs in South America with maternal-child health initiative in ArgentinaOct 21, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital is increasing its impact in South America through a new maternal and child health program in Argentina.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Pediatric obesity guidelines serve as toolkit for treating patients with obesity Sep 23, 2016
The Obesity Medicine Association released guidelines on pediatric obesity care for healthcare professionals who make decisions for pediatric patients with obesity.
Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital partner to bring fellowship training in oncology and hematology to East AfricaSep 20, 2016
A new program aims to bring specialty pediatric training and education in oncology and hematology to Uganda and other East African countries.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.