Environmental Health News

Harvey health hazard study open to more participantsAug 22, 2018
Researchers have been awarded three grants to continue working to identify what dangers might have been in the flood waters, and new participants are needed as well as those who have already taken part in the study.
Environmental health study looks at epigenome, evolutionAug 20, 2018
Baylor’s Center for Precision Environmental Health receives $1.58 million grant from the John S. Templeton Foundation to study a new role of the epigenome in evolution.
New program educates next environmental health scientistsAug 14, 2018
A new T32 training grant looks to address a gap in population health and precision medicine research training and experience.
Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defectsMay 1, 2018
New findings support the search for supplements that might prevent folic acid-resistant human neural tube defects in the future.
Study to investigate environmental and chemical exposures after HarveySep 22, 2017
Researchers have teamed up to monitor chemical exposure in communities where cleanup and recovery efforts are underway after Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers Sep 18, 2017
One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,
Contact lens care after swimming in floodwaters Sep 7, 2017
Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder has advice for contact lens wearers on how to properly care for their eyes after being exposed to floodwaters brought in by Hurricane Harvey.
Safety recommendations for reentering a home after floodingSep 1, 2017
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have compiled an overview of precautions to take and what to look out for when returning to homes that experienced flooding.
Two Baylor College of Medicine faculty members named to National Academy of MedicineOct 17, 2016
Dr. Malcolm Brenner and Dr. Cheryl Walker were elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine to focus on environmental causes of disease Aug 29, 2016
Renowned molecular biologist Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker will develop a new center to understand causes of disease through research at the intersection of genetics, environmental health and computational biology.