Aug
4
2015

Grant to fund Chagas vaccine

They’re often referred to as “kissing bugs,” but a bite from a Triatomine can pose a serious health threat. These small insects carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Chagas is a parasitic infection caused by a single cell parasite, known as a trypanosome that has the ability to infect the heart often causing severe Read More…

Aug
4
2015

Texas Children’s inches closer to Baby Friendly Hospital designation

While August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, educating new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding happens every day at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. “A natural, life-saving gift mothers can give their newborns is their own breast milk,” said Women’s Support Services Director Nancy Hurst. “Unlike formula, human milk contains powerful antibodies that protect infants Read More…

Aug
4
2015

Department of Urology to present 12 papers at international conference

The Department of Urology will be well represented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology this October in Prague. Twelve of the department’s abstracts were chosen for posters, most with presentations. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our staff to talk about the innovative things we are doing here at Texas Read More…

Aug
4
2015

Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia research

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s, has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her “distinguished record of substantial contributions in the field of neurological science.” Read More…