Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Staying hydrated is key for elder adults this summerToday
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration also increase among adults 65 years of age and older.
Grant funds continued research for river blindness vaccine Yesterday
The grant will support the continuation of the international initiative TOVA – The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa – which was established in 2015 and is comprised of 13 world-renowned scientists and research centers.
Mind and Body: Combining mental and physical health improves outcomes for primary care patientsJun 20, 2017
It is often thought that primary care clinics are only able to help with physical health challenges, but a new study shows that this may not be the case.
Research shows bone-building protein can be used in therapyJun 19, 2017
The WNT1 ligand has previously been identified in bone disease, but its role in bone homeostasis, its cellular source and targets in bone have only just recently been identified.
Researchers to study neurological effects of Zika in childrenJun 19, 2017
The Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Baylor College of Medicine has received funding to conduct an observational study on the neurologic and neurodevelopmental effects of Zika virus among children who are infected in early childhood.
Baylor scientist named early-career Pew-Stewart ScholarJun 16, 2017
Dr. Charles Lin, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named one of five 2017 Pew-Stewart Scholars.
Newly revealed cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapiesJun 15, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells.
Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processJun 15, 2017
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. 
Tips for overcoming health, fitness challenges in middle ageJun 13, 2017
Dr. Mark Adickes addresses specific health and fitness challenges for middle-aged adults and gives tips on how to overcome them.