Infectious Diseases News

Experts encourage screening West Nile patients for kidney diseaseJul 12, 2012
BCM study finds the prevalence and progression of kidney disease in those previously infected with West Nile virus.
Baylor College of Medicine receives over $6 million from NIH to develop SARS vaccineMay 22, 2012
SARS vaccine endeavor is BCM's first major effort to develop a vaccine for a potential public health emergency threat in U.S.
Botswana-Baylor pediatric HIV clinic Teen Club program amping up social supportMay 11, 2012
Groups help Botswana teens manage chronic illness, transition into adulthood.
New collaboration helps advance research for Chagas diseaseMay 9, 2012
Partnership helps fund efforts to develop a vaccine for tropical disease spread by insects that causes heart disease.
Student grants to foster global initiativesApr 5, 2012
Inaugural Center for Globalization grants awarded to support international research, patient care initiatives by BCM students.
Teen Health Clinic stresses HIV prevention, disease management among womenMar 6, 2012
Arming young women with the right information is key in preventing, managing HIV.
Substance P causes seizures in patients infected by pork tapewormFeb 9, 2012
Researchers at BCM find tapeworm infection a major cause of acquired seizures.
BIPAI expands rural outreach in Swaziland, opens two satellite centersNov 7, 2011
Centers are located at Church of the Nazarene Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini and Hlatikulu Government Hospital in Hlatikulu.
BCM, Texas Children's announce recruitment of Dr. Peter Hotez and team in major advance to develop vaccines for world's poorJun 8, 2011
Leaders of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital announced an agreement to move Sabin's vaccine development program to Texas Children's and BCM as part of the recruitment of world renowned neglected diseases
Researchers host presentation on HIV vaccine research May 18May 17, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers host presentation on HIV vaccine research in honor of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.