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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
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
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the
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
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.
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
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
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
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
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
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.