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2014-06-26 20:22:26

Board of Trustees initiates national search for replacement SEATTLE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that CEO Thomas N. Hansen, MD, will retire in 2015 as part of a long-planned transition of leadership. The Seattle Children's Board of Trustees plans to initiate an extensive, nationwide search for Hansen's replacement, beginning immediately with the appointment of a Search Committee. "We are extremely grateful for Tom's leadership and dedication...

2014-06-26 08:27:54

Family Fertility Center first in Houston to utilize EmbryoScope, shown to increase IVF success, and first to offer pain management tailored to each patient HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier hospitals for women's, fetal and newborn health, announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab featuring the latest technology and techniques in reproductive endocrinology,...

2014-06-24 12:27:23

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today named Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Germany and The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umea University, Sweden, the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Their collaboration led to the...

2014-06-24 08:29:47

Experts from across the state to present at second annual Houston Venom Conference HOUSTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is teaming up with Texas Children's Hospital and The Houston Zoo to host the second annual Houston Venom Conference. The conference will include a full day of lectures focusing on the clinical diagnosis and management of terrestrial and aquatic envenomations. The conference,...

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),...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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