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2012-06-07 02:28:41

HOUSTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI), one of the world's first basic research institutes dedicated to childhood neurological diseases, recently joined with Genentech, Inc. and the journal Science Translational Medicine, to stage an international symposium on disorders of synaptic dysfunction - a growing class of neurological disorders including autism. Leaders from around the world in...

2012-06-05 06:29:01

Newborn, heart, digestive disorders and pulmonology all top ranked subspecialties HOUSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has once again been named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. Ranked 4th among all children's hospitals nationally and one of only 12 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation, Texas Children's is the only hospital in Texas - and the...

2012-05-23 06:26:09

HOUSTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians, researchers and medical students from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston received prominent acclaim during the 2012 Society for Pediatric Radiology annual meeting held April 16 through 20 in San Francisco. Click here for more information about pediatric radiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. George Bisset, chief of pediatric radiology at Texas Children's Hospital and the Edward B....

2012-05-22 06:25:44

HOUSTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the country's leading medical centers for diagnosing and treating fetal anomalies, and one of the first centers to provide a full range of prenatal surgical options, Texas Children's Fetal Center at the Pavilion for Women is proud to announce the team's first two successful in-utero fetal interventions to treat Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). These are the only documented cases in the Southwestern United States...

2012-05-09 19:39:51

The deletion of part of a gene that plays a role in the synthesis of carnitine — an amino acid derivative that helps the body use fat for energy — may play a role in milder forms of autism, said a group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. "This is a novel inborn error of metabolism," said Dr. Arthur Beaudet, chair of molecular and human genetics at BCM and a physician at Texas Children's Hospital, and the senior author of the...

2012-05-09 10:25:56

HOUSTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) announced the arrival of Dr. Jordan Orange to lead a newly merged section and service of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology. An internationally recognized leader in studying and treating primary immunodeficiency disorders in children, Orange serves as chief of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology and director of a new Center for Human Immunobiology at Texas Children's and...

2012-05-03 02:32:12

TUCSON, Ariz., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, honored eight SynCardia Certified Centers and surgeons for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the Freedom® portable driver during the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) held April 18-21 in Prague, Czech...

2012-04-26 10:25:00

Kushner will serve one-year term as VP with a succession to presidency for three-year term HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jake Kushner, renowned leader in diabetes treatment and research at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected vice president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/DC95720) With his official duties beginning fall 2012, Kushner will serve a total of four...

2012-04-25 02:32:20

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced that nationally-ranked Texas Children's Hospital implemented the comprehensive Omnicell G4 platform in its newly opened 15-story landmark hospital, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. After a decade of using Omnicell solutions throughout all campuses, the hospital continued its...

2012-03-27 02:27:41

HOUSTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced the start of labor and delivery services and the arrival of its first baby, a healthy boy, at its landmark new facility, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. The nationally-ranked children's hospital has now fully expanded into obstetrical and gynecological care with the completion of its 15-story, $575-million state-of-the-art hospital which is staffed, designed and equipped to be among the nation's premier centers...