Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Coping with loss on Valentine’s DayFeb 6, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a special day meant to show those you love most that you care about them, but for some this day could trigger feelings of grief because their loved one has passed away. 
Baylor brings community conference, resource fair to LaredoFeb 5, 2018
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Laredo area to provide an educational seminar and support materials for parents of children with special needs.
Gene playing major role in neurological condition foundFeb 2, 2018
Researchers are closer to solving the puzzle of a complex neurological condition called 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome after they identified which gene is responsible for patients' clinical characteristics.
Back to basics for heart healthFeb 1, 2018
As heart month kicks off, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say the first step to taking control of your health and preventing cardiovascular disease is understanding the basics and what they represent for your heart.
Addicted to lip balm? You might be allergicJan 31, 2018
If you find yourself frequently reapplying lip balm during the cold winter months, you may start to think you’re addicted to it. But Dr. Ramsey Markus explains why ‘addiction’ might just be another problem such as an allergic reaction.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
There’s still time to get your flu shotJan 26, 2018
This year’s flu season was predicted to be severe, and so far those predictions have been accurate. However, it’s not too late to be vaccinated against the virus.
Gene-modified, virus-specific T cell therapy shows promise in treating lymphoma, with little toxicityJan 25, 2018
A new study evaluates the safety, survival and anti-tumor activity of tumor-specific T cells rendered resistant to transforming growth factor β (TGFβ), in patients with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) positive lymphoma.
Hot showers can damage skin during winterJan 25, 2018
Dr. Harry Dao explains why a hot bath or shower can lead to excessively dry skin during winter.
Why do we root for the underdog?Jan 25, 2018
Dr. Asim Shah explores why we often root for the underdog when enjoying sporting events.