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New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.
Simple chores can teach youngsters responsibility, independenceAug 27, 2013
Baylor expert says research shows that when children are given simple chores at an early age, it teaches them independent living skills that will help them adapt to adulthood.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomasAug 26, 2013
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Start of school year doesn’t have to be stressfulAug 9, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine doctor offers tips on how to help your child cope with the start of the school year.
Kids born small should get movingAug 8, 2013
BCM researchers part of study that finds female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults.
CDC director visits Baylor-Uganda Children’s Clinical Center of ExcellenceJul 22, 2013
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, toured the Baylor College of Medicine-Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Clinical Center of Excellence at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda July 15.
Grants support research for innovative treatments for childhood cancerJul 22, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received a total of $600,000 in grants from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to support their research to find innovative new treatments for childhood cancer.
Pediatric oncologist receives grant for neuroblastoma researchJul 10, 2013
Dr. Jason Shohet has received a grant from Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer to support his research to find novel treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma.
Study shows relationship between magnesium, bone mineral contentJul 9, 2013
In a new study, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found that the magnesium content of a diet is significantly related to bone health.
Zoghbi to receive Dickson prize in Medicine from University of PittsburghJul 9, 2013
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will receive the award on Oct. 3.