Press Releases

Study: high e-cigarette use among lesbian, gay, bisexual adultsNov 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 sleepOct 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 usageSep 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 infecciónSep 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 infectionSep 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 lungsAug 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 mesotheliomaJul 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 sleepMay 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 injuryMay 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 grantsFeb 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 sleepFeb 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 fibrosisJan 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 asthmaMay 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 CPRITFeb 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 smokingNov 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 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.