Every child begins life in a paradise built of biological wonders. The umbilical cord tethering the fetus to her mother’s placenta not only enables the exchange of blood gases in place of breathing air...
"Just looking at [extremely premature infants], it is immediately clear that they shouldn't be here yet. They’re not ready. I had many compelling encounters with those patients over the course of my training, all of which really led to the idea that we should be able to do better for them.”
- Emily Partridge, MD, fellow in the Center for Fetal Research
Leaders of the Genomics Research and Innovation Network (GRIN) indeed have a lot to smile about. The groundbreaking collaborative has established an exceptional model that pools the resources ...
Parents of children who live with serious illness often describe their experiences as being on an unfolding journey. Pediatric palliative care teams are specially trained to help families facing a life-shortening illness navigate these daunting twists and turns.
At first, pediatricians were confused: The newborn patient wouldn’t eat, didn’t cry to be fed, and wouldn’t grow. She had been through an odyssey of tests and treatments, from feeding therapy to swallow studies to tonsillectomies, with no definite explanation for her failure to thrive. Her parents wondered if perhaps they were doing something wrong.
For a child with stunted height, growth hormone treatments can suggest more than just a taller stature: As routine injections of the synthetic protein work to fuel steady cell production in their bodies, the physical gain can evoke a range of social opportunities that previously felt out of reach.
Synapses were firing throughout the conference room in the Colket Translational Research Building as attendees at the 2017 Research Institute Scientific Symposium held May 2 learned about their colleagues’ intriguing research endeavors.