Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017
A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Clinical trial results show benefit of brain cancer therapyApr 20, 2017
Researchers are investigating a new treatment option using modified T cells with anti-tumor properties with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.
Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer testApr 19, 2017
Researchers have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer.
Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugsApr 18, 2017
Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment. 
Baylor selected as one of three Phase II Zika vaccine trial sitesApr 17, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as one of three initial sites to conduct a Phase II Zika vaccine trial led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Medical mystery solved in record timeApr 17, 2017
In a study published today, a team of researchers reports solving a medical mystery of the genetic cause of intellectual disability in four male patient in a day’s work.
International Chagas Day draws attention to serious infectionApr 14, 2017
April 14 marks International Chagas Day, which signifies an important awareness day for those living with or concerned about Chagas disease, a chronic disease that is transmitted by kissing bugs. 
Annual Partnership gala with Jazz Age flair raises money to fund cancer research Apr 11, 2017
The 2017 Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine gala event, themed Café Society Soiree, raised money to support cancer research being conducted at Baylor’s NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Expert discusses the use of online therapy sitesApr 11, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. John Oldham cautions that online therapists and therapy websites may not be as beneficial as they seem.
Alexander Award in Psychiatry honors Dr. Thomas InselApr 10, 2017
Dr. Thomas Insel, a distinguished neuroscientist and psychiatrist and leader of the mental health team at the life sciences research organization Verily, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.