Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

School-time stress isn’t just for studentsSep 8, 2016
Grandparents can play an important role in their grandchildren’s life during the school year, which can lead to stress.
Don’t be hard-headed about concussion recovery Sep 7, 2016
Pushing the brain too quickly after a concussion can potentially delay healing, said Dr. Craig DiTommaso, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day aims to help ensure healthy pregnanciesSep 7, 2016
The CDC awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant to train primary care providers and social workers how to ensure women have healthy pregnancies and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
From the O-Line to the OR: Baylor College of Medicine's new sports medicine chief draws on his first-hand experienceSep 6, 2016
Dr. Mark Adickes finds ways to translate his NFL lineman experience to his practice and care for athletes in the clinic or on the operating table.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patientsSep 6, 2016
A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatmentsSep 2, 2016
New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasiaSep 1, 2016
Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016
Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in miceAug 30, 2016
Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Baylor College of Medicine to focus on environmental causes of disease Aug 29, 2016
Renowned molecular biologist Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker will develop a new center to understand causes of disease through research at the intersection of genetics, environmental health and computational biology.