Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Study shows promise for donor lung preservation device Apr 19, 2018
A study found that a portable device can improve results for donor lung transportation compared to standard ice preservation of a during .
Infection or allergies? What to know about springtime sinusApr 19, 2018
Spring has sprung and with it comes an increase in allergies and even sinus infections. Our expert says knowing the difference between allergies and sinus infections is important in getting the right treatment.
Student awarded fellowship through New Americans ProgramApr 18, 2018
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans announced its 2018 fellows including Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. student Muhammad Saad Shamim. 
How to manage emotional rollercoaster of infertility Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Sohye Kim offers advice on how to handle the emotional effects of infertility.
Why is it harder for females to gain weight?Apr 18, 2018
For years, scientists have observed that when male and female mice eat the same high-fat diet, the males gain significantly more weight than the females. A new study proposes that part of the answer as to why that is may be in the brain.
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 18, 2018
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
Study finds elimination of p63 gene could convert scar tissue into muscle tissue in the heartApr 16, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are looking for a means to genetically convert scar tissue into muscle tissue at the cellular level, which could ultimately be a way to treat heart attack and heart failure patients.
New gene therapy shows promise in reversing vision loss or blindness in patients with rare diseaseApr 16, 2018
A new FDA-approved gene therapy treatment for patients with an inherited form of vision loss is now available at Baylor College of Medicine.
Robotic surgery: What you need to knowApr 11, 2018
Dr. Michele Loor describes the basics of robotic surgery and dispels common myths. 
Two is better than one when it comes to improving brain function in Alzheimer’s disease mouse modelApr 10, 2018
Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.