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Genetic variant could identify lung cancer susceptibility - MAY 11, 2020
An international consortium of researchers have identified a mutation involved in a person’s susceptibility to lung cancer.

Clinical trial evaluates Tocilizumab for COVID-19 pneumonia - APR 28, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine is a research site for a clinical trial evaluating the therapeutic benefit and safety of Tocilizumab (TCZ), an immunomodulator drug, in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia

Give up smoking and vaping in the new year - JAN 13, 2020
Dr. Nicola Hanania shares strategies to give up smoking and e-cigarette use.
 
Pack hand sanitizer, patience for healthy holiday travel - NOV 21, 2019
The most wonderful time of the year also is one of the most hectic times of the year. If you plan to travel this season, it is important to take precautions for your health. Experts from Baylor College of Medicine offer tips to ease your holiday travel.
 
Study: high e-cigarette use among lesbian, gay, bisexual adults - NOV 14, 2019
Researchers will give a moderated poster presentation that displays the prevalence of smoking, e-cigarette use and high-risk behaviors among adults who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual.
 
Don’t let the Astros keep you from good night’s sleep - OCT 28, 2019
In the midst of the Astros playing in the World Series, late nights watching the game on TV or at the stadium are inevitable. A sleep expert said there are ways to feel more rested throughout the day.
 
Grant funds action against youth e-cigarette usage - SEP 9, 2019
With concerns rising over the health effects of vaping, doctors and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are taking preventative action. 
 
E-cigarrillos alteran la función pulmonar, aumentan riesgo de infección - SEP 4, 2019
La exposición crónica a vapores de e-cigarrillos altera la función pulmonar en ratones y reduce la capacidad de células inmunitarias de responder a infecciones virales.
 
E-cigarettes disrupt lung function, raise risk of infection - SEP 4, 2019
A study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine raises health concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes.
 
Device opens doors for expanded use of donor lungs - AUG 2, 2019
Currently, 80 percent of donor lungs are not being used for transplant, but a portable device to house and transport lungs could make more of the organs available for patients who need them. 
 
Clinical trial uses immunotherapy to treat mesothelioma - JUL 23, 2019
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is looking for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients to try a new treatment that combines immunotherapy with a new drug that accelerates cell death.
 
How stress can affect your sleep - MAY 9, 2019
Sleep expert Dr. Annise Wilson explains how stress can interfere with your nighttime schedule and ways you can sleep more when life becomes busy.
 
Review encourages education on radiation lung injury - MAY 6, 2019
In a new review article published in CHEST, a team from Baylor College of Medicine outline an in-depth multi-disciplinary understanding of radiation-induced lung injury to educate physicians and prevent misdiagnosis.
 
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grants - FEB 22, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
 
How light may impact your sleep - FEB 13, 2019
For most of us the blaring sound of our alarm clock is a signal to wake up, but often this noise can be too jarring. Dr. Philip Alapat explains how light impacts our circadian rhythm and whether wake-up light alarm clocks are beneficial.
 
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosis - JAN 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.
 
Expert highlights need to raise awareness about asthma - MAY 14, 2018
To raise awareness about asthma, May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
 
Study shows promise for donor lung preservation device  - APR 19, 2018
A study found that a portable device can improve results for donor lung transportation compared to standard ice preservation of a during.
 
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRIT - FEB 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults.
 
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smoking - NOV 28, 2017
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only site in the state of Texas that will implement a National Cancer Institute-funded tobacco cessation program for cancer patients.
 
New ECMO recommendations for lung transplant candidates  - OCT 16, 2017
Physicians reviewed available data and research to provide a perspective on the use of ECMO on patients on the lung transplantation list. 
 
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthma - APR 10, 2017
In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
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