Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

What is Rare Disease Day?Today
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. 
Baylor St. Luke’s adopts new Parkinson’s disease treatment Yesterday
New technology in deep brain stimulation is making treatment of Parkinson’s disease more precise and easier to maintain for the millions of people living with the debilitating disease
Researchers: tool can identify human trafficking victimsFeb 19, 2019
Researchers report a screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth than a commonly used psychosocial assessment.
Dr. Dick Kuo named chair of emergency medicineFeb 18, 2019
Dr. Dick Kuo, professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of the Henry J.N. Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Ruth Simmons named as 2019 commencement speakerFeb 18, 2019
Dr. Ruth Simmons will provide the John E. Whitmore Lecture commencement address at Baylor College of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies in May.
Findings suggest possible adult heart tissue regenerationFeb 14, 2019
An international team reports they have been able to open the possibility for treating heart disease by reprograming adult cardiomyocytes to a more fetal cell state.
How light may impact your sleepFeb 13, 2019
For most of us the blaring sound of our alarm clock is a signal to wake up, but often this noise can be too jarring. Dr. Philip Alapat explains how light impacts our circadian rhythm and whether wake-up light alarm clocks are beneficial.
Genetics department hosts high school conferenceFeb 11, 2019
For the 11th year, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine will host a genetics educational conference for advanced placement biology students at Bellaire High School in Houston on Feb. 12.
Two independent mechanisms involved in tuberous sclerosisFeb 7, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital find the development of tuberous sclerosis involves mTORC1 as well as a second mechanism that is independent of mTORC1.
Plan would make electronic health records more usableFeb 4, 2019
In a recently published paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers suggest a five-point action plan to improve the usability and safety of health information technology moving forward.