Apr
1
2014

Texas Children’s Fetal Center tackles spina bifida through in-utero surgery

On February 23, 2012, the Fetal Center announced the birth of baby Charlotte, the first baby at Texas Children’s to receive in-utero surgery to treat spina bifida. Now, a little more than two years later, the center is celebrating another milestone with 20 cases completed. After years of treating spina bifida by a neurosurgical closure Read More…

Apr
1
2014

As intestinal worm infections plague poverty-stricken nations, Texas Children’s pursues vaccines

Intestinal worm infections rank among the most common afflictions of people living in extreme poverty, with reports of more than 800 million people who are harboring Ascaris roundworms in their gastrointestinal tract, and approximately 450 million people who are infected with either hookworms or Trichuris whipworms. These numbers suggest that almost every person living in Read More…