Pediatrics News

Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Questions surround newborn sequencing in clinical settingJan 25, 2017
A national consortium of researchers, including Baylor College of Medicine, is studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome compositionJan 23, 2017
A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age. 
Fighting sickle cell disease using a type 2 diabetes medicationJan 10, 2017
Researchers have discovered promising new treatments for sickle cell disease, the first new drug treatment in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.
For children with autism, the holidays take planning and communicationDec 15, 2016
Keys to success during the holiday season for families of children with autism spectrum disorder are advance communication and planning.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possibleDec 6, 2016
Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future. 
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.