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Chevron, Baylor –Texas Children’s team up to improve health disparities in ColombiaApr 9, 2014
Chevron, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have teamed up to improve health outcomes in La Guajira, Colombia.
Chevron grant to strengthen patient care throughout RomaniaFeb 21, 2014
Chevron, the global health nonprofit AmeriCares and the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children¹s Hospital, have teamed up to address the gap in healthcare resources in Romania.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Global health efforts extend to Papua New Guinea with ExxonMobil grantDec 2, 2013
Texas Children¹s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have embarked on a program to extend their world class medical care and public health expertise into Papua New Guinea.
Multimillion dollar contract provides funding to continue vaccine researchNov 1, 2013
College one of nine institutions that have been awarded a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Volunteers needed for avian influenza trialNov 1, 2013
Researchers at Baylor are recruiting adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who are in good health for avian influenza trial.
Researchers find evidence of local transmission of dengue virus in HoustonOct 9, 2013
In a retrospective study of three years of blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples submitted for West Nile virus testing in the Houston area, researchers at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine found that 47 of the samples
NIH-funded pandemic preparation: Baylor investigates bird flu vaccineSep 18, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, along with seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), will take part in studies to test vaccines to protect against the possibility of a bird flu pandemic.
Two innate immune functions cooperate to fight infectionSep 12, 2013
In the cell, two similar functions– phagocytosis and autophagy – are both involved in innate immunity, and researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine said they now better understand how the two are linked to boost protection against disease.
Researchers report findings from 2012 West Nile Virus outbreak in TexasSep 4, 2013
Baylor researchers find 2012 West Nile outbreak in Texas had twice the number of reported cases, with an economic cost more than $47 million.