Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Many genetic changes can occur early in human developmentFeb 23, 2017
When multiple genetic changes occur before or early after conception, they may inform scientists about fundamental knowledge underlying many diseases.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Pitch count matters: know your limitsFeb 22, 2017
Throwing pitches year-round at an early age could cause pitchers to be the ones striking out in the long run.
The heart attack risk factor you haven’t heard ofFeb 21, 2017
Heart specialists say lipoprotein(a) is a protein you might not have heard of, but it can be the strongest inherited risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Pediatric hematology-oncology initiative launched in AfricaFeb 21, 2017
Global HOPE will build long-term capacity to treat and improve the prognosis of thousands of children with blood disorders and cancer in southern and east Africa.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiencesFeb 20, 2017
Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
Algorithm gives insight into auditory/visual illusionFeb 16, 2017
Neuroscience researchers have created an algorithm to reveal key insight into why the brain can sometimes muddle up one of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Age isn’t only reason hair starts to go grayFeb 16, 2017
Although the thought of aging and going gray may be daunting, Dr. Rajani Katta says there are several factors that play a role in developing gray hair.
Gala to raise funds for phase 1 cancer trials unitFeb 16, 2017
The annual Partnership Gala will benefit the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and honor the work and career of its director, Dr. C Kent Osborne.
Scalp cooling effective in reducing hair loss during chemoFeb 14, 2017
Dr. Julie Nangia reports the results of her research studying the effectiveness of scalp cooling therapy in reducing hair loss in women undergoing chemotherapy.