Pediatrics News

Baylor recognizes excellence among cliniciansJun 16, 2016
A select group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettesJun 15, 2016
Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Zoghbi to receive the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2016Jun 10, 2016
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi was awarded the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for her groundbreaking discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins associated with Rett syndrome.
Grant will allow for further study of pediatric blinding diseaseJun 7, 2016
Dr. Nduka Enemchukwu has been awarded a $65,000grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to support his research on blinding disease in children.
Evening With Genetics heads to McAllen, focuses on developmental disabilitiesJun 2, 2016
Answers to questions about the cause of children’s disabilities, new testing, specific treatment and resources will be the focus of a public seminar in both English and Spanish.
Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Experts get serious about video games to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in childrenMay 9, 2016
A recent study found that children who played a video game promoting fruit and vegetable intake changed their eating behavior.
Preterm birth linked to lengthy traffic exposure in HoustonMay 5, 2016
Researchers have discovered a possible correlation between preterm birth and vehicle emissions.