Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Reusable respirators may be suitable alternative to disposableYesterday
A team of researchers have found that reusable respirators may be a suitable alternative to disposable N95 respirators currently in high demand.
Pregnancy and COVID-19: What to knowMar 20, 2020
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard has advice for expectant mothers when it comes to COVID-19 and pregnancy.
Allergies versus COVID-19Mar 20, 2020
As allergy season overlaps with the COVID-19 outbreak, allergist Dr. Sanjiv Sur has advice on how to  determine if you are getting sick or just experiencing seasonal allergies.
Soap is soap! And other ideas on staying germ freeMar 19, 2020
Can’t find antibacterial soap at the store these days? Physician assistant Isabel Valdez says any type of hand soap can rid hands of germs and viruses such as COVID-19.
Researchers learn to control brain cell that triggers tremorMar 18, 2020
Researchers have improved our understanding of how tremor — the most common movement disorder — happens, opening the possibility of novel therapies for this condition.
Managing anxiety during a global pandemicMar 18, 2020
Dr. Asim Shah sheds light on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.
Genetic signature may identify preeclampsia risk for mothersMar 17, 2020
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a genetic signature combining certain maternal and fetal gene variants that are associated with a higher risk of preeclampsia.
Slowing the spread of COVID-19Mar 16, 2020
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say one should practice social distancing or, if needed, isolation or taking part in a self-quarantine to slow the spread of coronavirus
Space Institute seeks behavioral health solutions for MarsMar 13, 2020
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking companies with fresh ideas to help guard the minds of future deep-space explorers.
New insight on ACOX1-related neurodegenerative disordersMar 12, 2020
A recent study reports that a hyperactive variant of enzyme ACOX1 produces elevated levels of toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and causes a previously unidentified late-onset neurodegenerative disorder.