Pediatrics News

New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
Baylor faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows Dec 12, 2018
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O’Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.
Mother’s milk influences neonatal rotavirus infectionNov 27, 2018
Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection.
Researchers receive “New Therapies Challenge” grant Nov 20, 2018
The Pancreatic Cancer Collective has awarded a total of $7 million in first-round “New Therapies Challenge” grants to seven teams of top cancer researchers to explore new pancreatic cancer treatments.
Parents, researchers work to find cause of neonatal epilepsyNov 19, 2018
A shared goal to raise awareness and develop better treatments for neonatal-onset epilepsy has brought Baylor College of Medicine researchers together with three U.S. families.
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.