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2014-06-11 12:26:13

HOUSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has again been recognized as a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Improving their national ranking, Texas Children's Heart Center placed second nationally in the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 survey. To learn more about Texas Children's Heart Center please visit texaschildrens.org/heart. For more than half a century, the integrated,...

2014-06-10 08:31:32

Heart, newborn, cancer, kidney, pulmonology and digestive disorders all top ranked subspecialties HOUSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is honored to be consistently named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2014-15 edition of Best Children's Hospitals, Texas Children's ranked fourth among all 183 pediatric institutions surveyed nationally and is one of only 10 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll...

2014-05-13 08:31:56

HOUSTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital will set a record, presenting 22 scientific abstracts during the 57(th) Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society for Pediatric Radiology held May 13 through 17, in Washington, D.C. This is more abstracts than the department has ever presented in a single year at this conference. For more information about this conference visit: pedrad.org. "For a second...

2014-05-05 12:28:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pediatric neurologist whose breakthrough research identified genetic mutations that cause Rett syndrome and many other neurological disorders will receive the 2014 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology today. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a professor in the...

2014-04-22 10:47:36

Most people think the development of the heart only happens in the womb, however the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart. Using mouse models, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now been able to categorize the alternative splicing (the process in which genes code proteins, determining their role) that takes place during these changes and what mechanisms they affect. The findings, which appear in...

2014-04-16 16:30:16

HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EyeBox(CNS),( )a diagnostic device developed to assess brain health through tracking eye movement, and eFormulations, software enabled therapeutics which combine prescription medicines with customized software apps for brain-related conditions, have both been funded for further development by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO EyeBox(CNS),...

2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

2014-03-19 08:28:47

With Texas leading the nation in the number of snake bites,Texas Children's is now home to the only board-certified medical toxicologist in the city HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Spencer Greene, the only board-certified medical toxicologist in Houston. Greene recently joined the medical staff at Texas Children's as a consulting medical toxicologist and will continue his roles as director of medical...

2014-03-18 16:23:31

Artists working in health care will have an opportunity to sit for the pilot of the first-of-its-kind Artist in Healthcare Certification Examination HOUSTON, March 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to host the Global Alliance for Arts & Health's 2014 Annual International Conference, Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health: 25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration. The conference, which will run April 9 through 12 at the iconic Hotel...

2014-03-17 08:29:05

HOUSTON, March 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Patricio Gargollo to the expanding urology team. With nearly a decade of pediatric urology experience, Gargollo has unique expertise in performing innovative pediatric robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. He is one of the only pediatric urologists in the country with specialized and advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic...


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