Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences News

Baylor College of Medicine among world’s most innovative universitiesSep 17, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has landed a spot on Reuters Top 100 list of most innovative universities in the world.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with cancer.
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.
Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
“Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.
Baylor genome sequencing experts tapped for national effort incorporating genome information, electronic medical records Sep 4, 2015
The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received an $8.39 million grant to help support a large research effort that seeks to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.
Vocal health tips for teachersAug 26, 2015
According to our experts, back-to-school isn’t just for the students, teachers need to prepare, as well, by performing vocal warm-ups to keep their voice healthy during the school year.
Neonatal hypoglycemia may affect school-age academic outcomesAug 24, 2015
According to our researchers, newborns with transient low blood sugar may have lower literacy and math achievement test scores in fourth grade.
Halting mutation with molecular scissors and forkAug 14, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered ways in which cells limit mutagenic repair.
Computer guided science tool advances one step furtherAug 13, 2015
The Knowledge Integration Toolkit or KnIT – which previously predicted unknown protein-protein interactions – is now fully automated without need for human involvement in its function.
Super-stimulation makes SRCs cancer cell killersAug 10, 2015
Too much of a bad thing could have a positive effect – especially when there is too much of a master cell regulator and a small molecule that can make it a cancer fighter, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.
Global Health Hackathon: Where clinical problems meet innovative solutionsAug 6, 2015
What could happen when you put healthcare professionals, engineers and businesspeople in one room and give them 24 hours to solve some of the most challenging clinical problems from across the world?
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive statusJul 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Kent Osborne honored for medical professionalismJul 24, 2015
Dr. Kent Osborne has been named the recipient of the 2015 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Too much – not mutated – N-Ras promotes aggressive breast cancerJul 10, 2015
Traditionally, the gene N-Ras has been defined as a cancer causer only when it is mutated, but researchers say that is not the case when N-Ras is found in a particularly aggressive form of the disease called basal-like breast cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine announces 13th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsJul 9, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 13th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
Dr. Matthew Ellis receives Stand Up To Cancer’s Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer researchJun 30, 2015
Dr. Matthew Ellis, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the Stand Up To Cancer Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research.