childhood diseases
A Devastating Diagnosis, a Viral Video, and a Clinical Trial
A Devastating Diagnosis, a Viral Video, and a Clinical Trial
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
When the O’Neills learned that their daughter had Sanfilippo syndrome, a devastating rare disease, they created a GoFundMe campaign that raised $2 million in less than a year.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.
Genetic Resilience
Genetic Resilience
Tanya Lewis | Apr 11, 2016
An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity
Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2014
Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate
Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2014
A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Chris Palmer | Aug 27, 2013
Neuroscientist and pediatric neurologist Peter Huttenlocher, who discovered that synapse growth peaks in early childhood, has passed away at age 82.