Press Releases

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.
Baylor faculty honored for excellence in teaching, educationMay 26, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine faculty members selected as outstanding educators for 2016 were honored at the Medical Education Awards Ceremony.
One atom can make a difference: Hydrogen-bonding pairing helps design better drugs to neutralize gut bacterial infectionsMar 25, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that changing one atom in InsP6 can increase its ability to neutralize the toxins in Clostridium difficile Infections.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
Lesotho clinic celebrates progress, promise on 10th anniversary and World AIDS DayDec 1, 2015
The Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children’s Hospital-Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence in Lesotho celebrates progress on the day that marks 10 years since the clinic opened.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $1.5 million from The Paul G. Allen Ebola Program for enhanced smart podOct 7, 2015
Baylor Global Initiatives will use funding from the grant to design the layout for pharmacy, laboratory and triage pod prototypes that are rapidly deployable to areas where this type of emergency relief is needed.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant to study experimental immunotherapy in HPV-related throat cancerSep 14, 2015
Baylor researchers receive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance clinical studies of an experimental immunotherapy for HPV related throat cancer.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Expert answers questions about MERSJun 11, 2015
Our expert answers questions on what we need to know as concern increases about Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Middle East and in Asia.
Donated laptops helps HIV-positive teens in Africa transition to adulthoodJun 1, 2015
Pilot program pairs HIV-positive African teens with donated laptops to help with transition to adulthood.
Intervention reduces unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuriaMay 27, 2015
Trautner and colleagues designed an intervention focused on the aspects of behavioral change that are relevant to the problem of over-treating asymptomatic bacteriuria and the emergence of resistant super bugs.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital tackle Swaziland’s high TB rates May 11, 2015
Global health experts from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital hope to make a meaningful difference in the fight against tuberculosis with the recent opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Experts ramp up efforts to improve TB testing in childrenMar 24, 2015
Experts from around the world, including Baylor, call for continued and increased focus on providing more accurate tuberculosis testing.