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Cancer researchers discover new type of retinoblastoma in babies

March 13, 2013 -- Not all forms of retinoblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the eye, may be inherited, a discovery that would spare children years of medical evaluations and offer the potential of drug therapy for an aggressive malignancy.

On 'Sound Medicine': African childbirth mortality, brain surgery, and early puberty in boys

February 15, 2013 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Feb. 17, featuring several segments on brain surgery breakthroughs, adherence devices and early puberty in boys. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations.

IU School of Medicine study: Common anti-fever medications pose kidney injury risk for children

January 25, 2013 -- Sick children, especially those with some dehydration from flu or other illnesses, risk significant kidney injury if given drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers said Friday.

On 'Sound Medicine': Medicare reimbursement changes, educating physicians about health care costs, and children’s resiliency to stress

November 7, 2012 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its radio program for Nov. 11, with a focus on pediatric topics including promoting resiliency in your children and learning when to consult your pediatrician. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations.

Indiana University researchers report first effective treatment of tumors arising from common genetic disease NF1

November 1, 2012 -- Physician-researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported the first effective therapy for a class of previously untreatable and potentially life-threatening tumors often found in children.

Review: Altruism's influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear

September 11, 2012 -- As outbreaks of preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles increase in the United States, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine are investigating whether altruism, known to influence adults’ decisions to immunize themselves, influences parental decisions to vaccinate their children.

Simple test for identifying childhood leukemia in Kenya goal of Indiana and Moi University cancer doctors

August 30, 2012 -- A unique idea to identify leukemia in children earlier in western Kenya has earned grant funding from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer for an Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrician.

'What Is Autism?' DVD answers your questions

August 21, 2012 -- The HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center is distributing a DVD titled “What Is Autism?” The free video is designed to help parents, health care professionals, educators, first responders and others learn more about individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

IU School of Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Daniel Neely named senior medical advisor of ORBIS Cyber-Sight program

August 2, 2012 -- Daniel E. Neely, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, has been named senior medical advisor of the ORBIS Cyber-Sight telemedicine program.

Indiana University imaging study of addiction risk factors needs young volunteers

August 1, 2012 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking volunteers for an imaging study that may shed light on why some children are more prone to develop substance abuse problems later in life.

IU researchers identify protein target that could lead to therapies for hard-to-treat cancers

July 23, 2012 -- Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a compound that targets a cancer-related protein, suggesting it could offer a future therapy for difficult-to-treat cancers.

U.S. News names Riley Hospital one of nation’s best

June 5, 2012 -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has again ranked in 10 out of 10 specialties nationally and is the only facility ranked in the state of Indiana.

Indiana University School of Medicine ophthalmology resident co-edits book on children’s eye cancer

May 25, 2012 -- A first-year ophthalmology resident at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine has co-edited a book on pediatric eye cancer with a physician from the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Bacteria study of male adolescents reveals new insights into urinary tract health

May 11, 2012 -- The first study using cultivation independent sequencing of the microorganisms in the adolescent male urinary tract has revealed that the composition of microbial communities colonizing the penis in young men depends upon their circumcision status and patterns of sexual activity.

IU, Regenstrief Automated System Aims to Improve Child Health

April 16, 2012 -- Researchers from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute have developed an automated system to help enable pediatricians to focus on the specific health needs of each patient in the short time allotted for preventive care.

Joint IU-University of Indianapolis Nursing Degree Targets Newborn Care

March 28, 2012 -- Amid the growing need to provide intensive care for newborn infants, the University of Indianapolis, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are collaborating on a new UIndy master’s degree program that will be the only one of its kind in the state.

Indiana University Researchers Take Steps Toward Prevention of Diabetes

March 22, 2012 -- Early signals that insulin processing cells are developing problems that result in type 1 diabetes may lead to tests to predict who will develop the disease and possibly how to prevent it, according to Indiana University School of Medicine researchers.