Press Releases

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.
Don’t let sleep apnea take your breath away Apr 26, 2016
A Baylor sleep expert explains the symptoms, risk factors and treatment of sleep apnea.
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.
Obstructive sleep apnea-induced hypertension linked to gut microbiomeFeb 8, 2016
Researchers find that obstructive sleep apnea can cause a gut microbiome imbalance that can induce hypertension.
Sleep and proper nutrition are essential for final exam successDec 3, 2015
According to experts at Baylor College of Medicine, putting the books and notes to the side for proper sleep and nutrition can be just as important as studying.
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.
First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of MedicineJul 14, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker will start seeing patients July 15 at the Baylor Clinic, and will conduct surgeries at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Dr. David Sugarbaker will lead comprehensive lung center at BaylorMar 20, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker, an internationally recognized leader in thoracic surgery and mesothelioma, will join the Baylor faculty this July and lead the new Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine.
Grant funds program to improve asthma control among African Americans in HoustonJan 8, 2014
Grant will provide more than $2 million for Baylor's Environmental Health Service's asthma intervention program for African-American adults.