Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in renewable brainYesterday
Researchers have found a novel mechanism by which descendants of neural stem cells can send feedback signals to alter the division and the fate of the mother cell. 
How CD44s gives brain cancer survival advantageJul 18, 2017
In the case of glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have discovered that the molecule CD44s seems to give cancer cells a survival advantage.
Expert says think twice before skipping physical therapyJul 18, 2017
Melanie McNeal says skipping physical therapy recommendations could make your injury worse.
Baylor, Geisinger work to improve diagnostic performanceJul 17, 2017
Researchers have been awarded a grant to develop a program to systematically measure and improve safety of clinical diagnosis.
Researchers identify potentially safer substitutes for BPAJul 13, 2017
Researchers have identified a group of potential substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) that lack the adverse effects typically associated with BPA. 
Researchers study possible carnitine deficiency, autism linkJul 13, 2017
Dr. Arthur Beaudet's research has led him to propose that the lack of carnitine might be involved in triggering mild forms of autism.
Scientists develop method for real-time glutathione measuringJul 13, 2017
Researchers have moved the field of glutathione research a step forward by developing a fluorescent probe that can measure real-time changes of glutathione concentration in living cells.
Preventing eye fatigue on long road trips Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb gives insight on ways to prevent eye fatigue and get safely through road trips.
Study evaluates value of freestanding emergency departmentsJul 12, 2017
A recent multi-institution study seeks to evaluate and compare freestanding emergency departments (FEDs) affiliated with academic institutions against national emergency department (ED) averages.
Baylor to offer new genetic counseling degree programJul 12, 2017
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Academic Council and Faculty Senate have approved a new Genetic Counseling Program, which will award a Master of Science degree through the School of Allied Health Sciences.