Obstetrics and Gynecology News

Substance addiction changes mother’s response to infantJul 26, 2017
Researchers found that a mother’s brain response to her own infant is modified in the presence of substance addiction.
International genetics symposium launches in Hong KongMay 17, 2017
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. 
Baylor-Malawi partnership to expand obstetric services May 8, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Global Women’s Health Initiative are increasing global health efforts in Malawi with a new maternity operating room in the capital city of Lilongwe.
Circadian clock changes can alter body’s response to dietMay 2, 2017
Researchers have discovered that changing the circadian clock in mouse liver can alter how the body responds to diet and also change the microbes living in the digestive track.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
Successful study leads experts to call for more patientsFeb 3, 2017
Fetal endotracheal occlusion surgery is now being studied in a new clinical trial to determine whether it is helpful to babies with a more moderate form of left congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Fetal therapy for severe diaphragmatic hernia shown feasibleFeb 3, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have the largest experience in the U.S for treating severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia with FETO.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Questions surround newborn sequencing in clinical settingJan 25, 2017
A national consortium of researchers, including Baylor College of Medicine, is studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome compositionJan 23, 2017
A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age. 
Maternal diet in mice alters energy, behavior in male offspringJan 19, 2017
Researchers have found that the adult offspring of mouse dams that consumed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation had an increase in body fat, lower energy expenditure and increase in anxiety-like behavior.
Baylor, nation’s cancer centers endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendationsJan 11, 2017
Baylor and the other 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers endorsed recently revised recommendations from the CDC on the need to improve vaccination rates for HPV.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Hosting during the holidays while pregnantDec 5, 2016
Being pregnant is an exciting time for women, but being pregnant during the holidays can often become stressful, especially when hosting holiday events.
Experts discover gene variants that protect a lucky few primates against obesity from a high fat dietNov 4, 2016
A team of researchers may have discovered the answer to why a lucky few primates are resistant to obesity.
Missed menstrual periods could indicate polycystic ovarian syndromeOct 12, 2016
Dr. Amy Schutt discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome, a common reason for missed or irregular periods.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day aims to help ensure healthy pregnanciesSep 7, 2016
The CDC awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant to train primary care providers and social workers how to ensure women have healthy pregnancies and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Maternal high-fat diet during pregnancy can affect baby’s gut microbesAug 8, 2016
Researchers find the community of microbes – the microbiome – living in a baby’s gut can be influenced by the mother’s diet during pregnancy.
Preterm birth linked to lengthy traffic exposure in HoustonMay 5, 2016
Researchers have discovered a possible correlation between preterm birth and vehicle emissions.
International research collaborative discovers genes linked to twinning and reproductive fitnessApr 28, 2016
An international collaborative team of researchers reports finding two genes that are associated with increased odds for women bearing fraternal twins.