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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...

2014-03-10 08:29:46

HOUSTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital hosted the 3(rd) annual Pediatric Urology Robotics Hands-on Course, held March 8 and 9. Sponsored by Intuitive Surgical, it was the first time this national training course had been held in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. For more information about the course, visit texaschildrens.org and mitietexas.com. Led by faculty from Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of...

2014-03-03 23:00:51

OB/GYNs with WCWH now seeing patients at the Parkview Specialty Clinic in Mexia. Mexia, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Parkview Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Redman and Dr. Jeff Chancellor, both OB/GYN physicians with Waco Center for Women's Health, are now seeing patients in the Parkview Specialty Clinic in Mexia. Dr. Chancellor is a native of Waco and has practiced medicine in Central Texas since 2002. He attended Baylor University where he received his B.A....

2014-02-17 12:23:47

Chief of Cardiology at Texas Children's Hospital will present the 12th Annual William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Cardiology HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Daniel J. Penny, chief of cardiology at Texas Children's Hospital and section head and professor of pediatrics-cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, will present the 12(th) Annual William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture in Pediatric Cardiology at Cardiology 2014, the 17(th) Annual Update on Pediatric...

2014-01-31 12:24:42

Hospital kicks off capital campaign with strong Nordstrom partnership HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital kicked off its 60(th) birthday today by looking to the future as hospital leaders and donors gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony of its new pediatric community hospital in The Woodlands. Slated to open in 2017, the 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility designed especially to serve children and families, will offer...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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