Pediatrics News

Gene-modified, virus-specific T cell therapy shows promise in treating lymphoma, with little toxicityJan 25, 2018
A new study evaluates the safety, survival and anti-tumor activity of tumor-specific T cells rendered resistant to transforming growth factor β (TGFβ), in patients with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) positive lymphoma.
Baylor brings community conference, resource fair to El PasoJan 22, 2018
On Saturday, Jan. 27, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the El Paso area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with special needs.
Researchers find identical twins share supersimilarityJan 9, 2018
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
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.