pediatrics
Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies
Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2016
Melvin Grumbach, a clinician and researcher who described the hormonal dynamics of puberty and numerous endocrine disorders, has passed away at age 90.
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.
A Studious Survivor
A Studious Survivor
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
Meet Lauren Bendesky, the teen who beat neuroblastoma and is now on her way to becoming a pediatric oncologist who treats and studies other kids with cancer.
Cancer Be Damned
Cancer Be Damned
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Island Disease
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2012
People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.
How the Pediatric Laws Work
How the Pediatric Laws Work
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2012
The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) of 2003 requires that companies developing new drugs that could be used to treat a condition in children perform clinical trials in kids before winning FDA approval. 
Kiddy Meds
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Hundreds of new drugs for kids are in the horizon