Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Early detection highlighted for melanoma awareness month Apr 27, 2017
With longer days and more outdoor activities, Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology, addresses the dangers hiding behind sunburns and sun exposure, including melanoma.
Cancer mutation signatures focus of next McNair Symposium Apr 26, 2017
Cancers caused by mutations in cells that are then passed on during cell division will be the focus of this year’s Sixth Annual McNair Symposium.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virusApr 26, 2017
In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
Hotez recognized by Fortune Magazine as leader in healthcareApr 25, 2017
Dr. Peter Hotez has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care.”
Mechanism of environment-microbe-host interactions revealedApr 24, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live.
Facing the hard realities of infertility Apr 24, 2017
Dr. Terri Woodard wants couples to know about the realities of infertility and treatment options to improve their chances of becoming a parent.
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.