Press Releases

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 asthmaApr 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.
Expert in lung transplantation joins BaylorMar 9, 2017
Dr. Gabriel Loor, a cardiac surgeon whose research focuses on maximizing donor organs for lung transplant recipients, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as director of lung transplantation.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center opens study of new treatmentDec 20, 2016
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studiesSep 22, 2016
Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patientsSep 6, 2016
A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettesJun 15, 2016
Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers NetworkJun 8, 2016
The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Volunteers needed for e-cigarette and cigarette smokers’ research studyMay 3, 2016
Baylor is recruiting volunteers for a pilot study to determine the effects of smoking either electronic cigarettes or tobacco on the bacteria found within the human body.
Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of MedicineApr 9, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
The time has come for Tobacco 21 lawMar 23, 2016
Laws aimed at reducing young people’s access to cigarettes should be extended more broadly across the nation, urged experts including Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stephanie Morain.
New research into the genetic basis of mesothelioma opens new doors for better treatmentFeb 29, 2016
A report published in Nature Genetics this week provides new hope for more effective treatments of Malignant pleural mesothelioma.
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine brings ‘Magic of Motown’ to Houston to benefit Baylor Lung Institute Feb 8, 2016
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine will host a tribute to “The Magic of Motown” benefitting the Baylor Lung Institute.
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaOct 5, 2015
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosisJun 2, 2015
In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation systemMar 3, 2015
Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.