Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016 Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in mice Aug 30, 2016 Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Baylor St. Luke’s announces new president Aug 29, 2016 CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) has appointed Gay Nord as its new President effective October 3.
Don’t let studying strain your eyes Aug 16, 2016 Studying on laptops or tablets can cause strain on the eyes. Eye expert Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb explains how to avoid 'computer vision syndrome.'
Managing indirect referrals of orthopedic trauma patients to safety net hospitals Aug 15, 2016 A study shows that some patients receive repeat care after referral to other hospitals due to inefficiencies in Houston's local system of care for the uninsured.
President Obama names Margaret Spitz to National Cancer Advisory Board Aug 12, 2016 Renowned expert in molecular epidemiology Dr. Margaret Spitz to advocate for cancer prevention and health disparities on the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicine Aug 11, 2016 Dr. Emily Sedgwick has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Simple blood test developed to screen for life-threatening liver disease Aug 10, 2016 A new way to detect biliary atresia and other neonatal liver diseases in newborns could reduce the number of infants needing liver transplantation.
ESPN sports medicine expert Dr. Mark Adickes joins Baylor College of Medicine Aug 8, 2016 NFL offensive lineman turned orthopedic surgeon to lead sports medicine division.
Headaches and the heat - what really is causing the pain? Aug 4, 2016 A Baylor College of Medicine expert says headaches that seem to be caused by the heat might actually be due to dehydration.