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Baylor College of Medicine team provides Ebola training in NigeriaOct 14, 2014
A six-member team from Baylor College of Medicine trained nearly 1,500 healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola and in the care of people with the disease in Nigeria.
Study shows outdated policies, procedures in HIV testingOct 13, 2014
A survey of healthcare organizations in Houston and Washington, D.C. found that many are not following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for HIV testing, which could cause missed opportunities to diagnose the disease earlier.
City observes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2014
The City of Houston today joined the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa’s Research Foundation in recognizing Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Third annual Wellness 5K Race/Walk to take place Oct. 11Oct 9, 2014
When it comes to good health, medical students at Baylor College of Medicine can talk the talk, but they also want to bring the Houston community together to walk the walk at the 3rd annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K Race and Walk.
SRC-2 drives castration-resistant prostate cancerOct 9, 2014
Finding a blocker for the nuclear receptor coactivator known as NCoA2 or SRC-2 might solve the problem of treating advanced prostate cancer that becomes resistant to the most common treatment.
Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortiumOct 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-typesOct 6, 2014
Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Zong awarded NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for cancer genomicsOct 6, 2014
Dr. Chenghang “Chuck” Zong of Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, a prestigious grant designated to support promising new scientists and their highly innovative research ideas.
More pregnancies complicated by morbidly adherent placentaOct 2, 2014
With the increase of caesarean sections, a severe medical condition, morbidly adherent placenta, is becoming more common in pregnant women, but Baylor College of Medicine doctors’ unique approach to the treatment is proving beneficial to patients.