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2011-09-29 22:43:44

A $12 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and The Methodist Hospital improve outcomes of cord blood transplantation in children and adults with cancer. The collaboration brings together a team with research experience in cancer immunology, viral immunology, cord blood transplantation, adoptive...

2011-09-22 11:06:23

A recently announced sickle cell disease program in Luanda, Angola, is making progress in its objective to establish the Central African nation's first comprehensive initiatives to fight the disease. The program, established as a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, The Republic of Angola and the Chevron Corporation, which has committed $4 million in funding over four years, has begun the pilot phase to assess the frequency of disease in...

2011-08-03 12:37:00

Experts believe breast milk is still best, especially for premature babies. Hospital encourages moms to donate excess milk to local milk bank HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because of the proven health benefits for infants, Texas Children's Hospital advocates feeding breast milk to babies and encourages breastfeeding moms nationwide to donate to their local milk bank. Not only does the hospital provide numerous breastfeeding support services, it also follows a protocol...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD), inside the chest of a teen with chronic heart failure as a bridge to recovery, avoiding heart transplantation. The patient, 15-year-old David Rios, returned to his home in South Texas with a healed heart after spending seven months at Texas Children's Hospital recovering from a life-threatening...

2011-08-01 16:10:00

Texas Children's has the most pediatric subspecialist "Top Doctors" in Southwest Region of the U.S. HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News has named 76 physicians from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as "Top Doctors," the highest number of physicians to be awarded this distinction at a pediatric hospital in the entire southwest region of the U.S. Included among these "Top Doctors," 31 physicians from the hospital earned an additional...


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