Infectious Diseases News

Can you catch a cold from being cold?Yesterday
The temperature outside may be dropping rapidly but that doesn’t mean venturing outdoors will cause you to catch a cold. Isabel Valdez said a virus like the common cold spreads through what we breathe in – not because of the weather.
Prevent the spread of the flu virusOct 14, 2019
If there is anything we have learned from previous years, it’s that flu season is unpredictable. However, getting your flu shot now offers the best protection for the entire season, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
How to keep germs out of classroomsAug 7, 2019
Back-to-school season means the start of flu season and exposure to many illnesses. Whether a student is going into preschool or college, there are ways parents, teachers and students themselves can prepare to stay healthy.
Embrace your travel bug without getting sickJul 24, 2019
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Stacey Rose explains how to avoid getting traveler’s diarrhea on your next trip.
Dr. Katherine King receives Presidential Early Career AwardJul 18, 2019
Dr. Katherine King has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Anal cancer precursors for women with HIV greater than previously reportedJul 12, 2019
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported.
Grant funds mucosal infection research at BaylorApr 18, 2019
A grant will fund Baylor research to study mucosal infection (bacteria, viruses and parasites) through the use of genomics and organoid model systems – cell-derived, in vitro 3D organ models that enable the study of biological processes.
New strategy fights bacterial antibiotic resistanceApr 1, 2019
A new strategy to combat antibiotic resistance has emerged from a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Get the dirt on germsFeb 26, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s Isabel Valdez sheds light on the hidden dirty places and items that germs may lurk.
What is Rare Disease Day?Feb 21, 2019
Rare Disease Day is a national awareness effort that aims to bring together families with rare disease diagnoses to build their network, engage with researchers and learn more about the resources and services available to them.