Mar
24
2015

Fruit fly research paves way for discovery of human genetic diseases

Have you ever found your fruit bowl teeming with fruit flies that seemed to appear out of nowhere? While pesky at times, these 6-legged, red-eyed insects have endured as a laboratory staple for more than 100 years, helping scientists unlock the genetic causes of human disease. In a recently published article in the journal Genetics, Read More…

Mar
24
2015

Misra receives coveted research award for study on Dravet Syndrome

Dr. Sunita Misra, a child neurology resident at Texas Children’s, recently received the 2015 Roger and Mary Brumback Sage Award of Excellences for her study on Dravet Syndrome. Her award-winning study analyzed the quantity and type of medications that are required to stop prolonged seizures in children with Dravet Sydrome, a severe childhood epilepsy syndrome Read More…

Mar
24
2015

Dental experts teach hospital patients how to prevent, battle tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood conditions in the United States, and if untreated, can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning. The good news is tooth decay is preventable and that there are at least two opportunities this month at Texas Children’s Read More…

Mar
24
2015

Texas Children’s presents Rudolph award to fellow

Dr. Steve Abrams, Neonatology Fellowship Program Director, congratulates Dr. Sudeepta Basu, third-year fellow, the 20th annual Arnold J. Rudolph Memorial Grand Rounds award recipient. The award recognizes third-year fellows in neonatal-perinatal medicine for outstanding teaching, patient care, scientific inquiry and professional integrity.

Mar
24
2015

State representative honors Dr. Julie Boom for being named CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for Texas

State Rep. Donna Howard honored Dr. Julie Boom, director of Texas Children’s Immunization Project, before the State Legislature earlier this month for being named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Childhood Immunization Champion for Texas. This annual award, given by the CDC Foundation and the CDC, honors exemplary childhood immunization advocates across the 50 U.S. Read More…