Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Scalp-cooling device cuts hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapyYesterday
A scalp cooling cap has been shown to effective in reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Promising results shown from combination therapy in HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancerDec 8, 2016
A new study reveals the efficacy and safety of treating HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancer with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab, along with an aromatase inhibitor.
NSABP B52 trial shows estrogen deprivation in neoadjuvant chemotherapy breast cancer treatment is not antagonistic to pathologic complete responseDec 8, 2016
Research by Dr. Mothaffar F. Rimawi he finds that adding an aromatase inhibitor to presurgery breast cancer treatment did not significantly increase or decrease the percentage of patients who experienced a pathologic complete response.
Scientists can now better diagnose diseases with multiple genetic causesDec 7, 2016
Scientists are combining descriptions of patients’ clinical features with their complex genetic information in a unified analysis to obtain more precise diagnoses of complex diseases.
Dr. Meng Wang honored with 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell AwardDec 7, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang has been awarded the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine, recognizing her as a rising star researchers in Texas.
Dr. Hashem El-Serag named chair of medicine at Baylor College of MedicineDec 6, 2016
Dr. Hashem El-Serag has been named the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possibleDec 6, 2016
Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future. 
Hosting during the holidays while pregnantDec 5, 2016
Being pregnant is an exciting time for women, but being pregnant during the holidays can often become stressful, especially when hosting holiday events.
Human NK cells favor the destruction of diseased cells and minimize damage to bystanders by congregating their destructive granules before attackDec 2, 2016
Scientists have discovered that congregating NK granules before releasing them onto the target cell minimizes the killing of healthy bystander cells.
HIV testing, are you #DoingIt?Dec 1, 2016
On World AIDS Day, Baylor health experts suggest everyone gets tested for HIV.