Press Releases

Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in childrenJun 19, 2017
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Baylor College of Medicine has received funding to conduct an observational study on the neurologic and neurodevelopmental effects of Zika virus among children who are infected in early childhood.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at BaylorJun 5, 2017
The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virusApr 26, 2017
In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
When to see a doctor for the flu Feb 27, 2017
Dr. Carmen Robinson says to make an appointment immediately if you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, chills and fatigue or weakness.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
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.
How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super BowlJan 24, 2017
Dr. Irvin Sulapas explains how the Super Bowl can impact the spread of germs, and he offers his tips on how to stay healthy so you can enjoy the big game.
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.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possibleDec 6, 2016
Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future. 
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt?Dec 1, 2016
On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.
Researchers find prevalence of Chagas disease in South Texas Nov 10, 2016
New study finds higher rates of Chagas disease in humans, animals and kissing bugs in South Texas than expected.
Higher flu vaccine suggested for adults over the age of 65Oct 5, 2016
For elderly adults, getting a flu shot is essential to maintaining good health.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
What you need to know about hand, foot and mouth diseaseSep 15, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says anyone – even adults – can get foot and mouth disease and that it’s most common at this time of year.
Baylor and Texas Children’s receive $7.5 million NIH grant to combat common bacteria infection, antibiotic resistanceSep 13, 2016
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant will accelerate efforts to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults in the U.S.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the labAug 25, 2016
New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $1 million from NIH for Zika studyJun 30, 2016
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit will lead a study of people infected with Zika virus to better understand the infection.
Expert suggests new standards in child health as result of Zika Jun 20, 2016
The full pediatric neurological and psychiatric impact of Zika virus infection will take time to sort out and may not be fully realized for years, Dr. Peter Hotez explains in new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.