Pediatrics News

Research reveals path to ependymoma chemotherapyJan 4, 2018
Dr. Stephen Mack and colleagues have developed a framework for discovering targets in ependymomas, and other cancer that lack known genetic drivers, thereby also providing insights into treatment strategies.
‘Tis the season for respiratory virusDec 19, 2017
Dr. Pedro A. Piedra breaks down the dangers of respiratory syncytial virus, a virus commonly occurring in fall and winter.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds Phase 1 neuroblastoma trialDec 4, 2017
Dr. Andras Heczey and Dr. Leonid Metelitsa received a $1.5 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 Neuroblastoma clinical trial.
Baylor physician-scientist named 2017 STAT Wunderkind Oct 13, 2017
Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, an instructor of pediatrics – neurology has been named a 2017 STAT Wunderkind.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICUOct 6, 2017
A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIVOct 5, 2017
Researchers have reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients.
Teens and domestic violence Oct 4, 2017
Ruth Buzi says teens too often experience domestic violence and offers advice on spotting the signs.
Let kids dress to express themselves this Halloween Oct 3, 2017
Dr. Caroline Klemt discusses what families can do if their child chooses to dress in a costume that may not traditionally be worn for their gender.
Rally for Research Grant to fund osteosarcoma researchSep 28, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has received a Rally for Research Grant from the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to support Dr. Tsz-Kwong (Chris) Man and his research in targeting methylome in chemo-resistant osteosarcoma. 
Heparin stimulates food intake, body weight gain in miceSep 5, 2017
New research suggests that heparin could be a potential target for drugs regulating appetite and weight control.