Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Benefits of heart health supplements come with cautionsFeb 1, 2019
We’ve all heard the advice to take a fish oil with omega-3 fatty acids to improve heart health, but are you actually getting the benefits they claim to provide? Dr. Christie Ballantyne says probably not.
Researchers uncover intracellular longevity pathwayJan 31, 2019
The search for clues on how to live healthier, longer lives has led researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to look inside the cells of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans. 
Baboon genome sequence reveals evolutionary diversificationJan 30, 2019
In a new study published in Science Advances, an international multi-institutional research team, led by the Human Genome Sequencing Center, reports novel results describing the genome sequences and evolutionary history of six Papio baboon species.
Space health initiatives to host spacecraft design workshopJan 30, 2019
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health will join the MIT Media Space Lab Exploration Initiative to host a workshop addressing the issue of how interior spacecraft environments can be enhanced to improve human health and performance.
Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team tackles T-cell lymphomaJan 29, 2019
Stand Up To Cancer announced at the annual SU2C Scientific Summit the creation of an $8 million Dream Team of top scientists focused on finding therapies for T-cell lymphoma.
Discovery explains breast cancer cells’ ability to adapt, surviveJan 28, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that breast cancer cells can shift between two forms of the cell surface molecule CD44, CD44s and CD44v.
PreSeek can complement genetic disease prenatal screeningJan 28, 2019
PreSeek can provide valuable molecular information for the detection of a wide spectrum of dominant monogenic diseases, according to an initial study.
Global grants aim to help scientists understand tumor behaviorJan 23, 2019
A multidisciplinary, international team of scientists has been awarded Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, an ambitious series of £20 million global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Unexpected link found between feeding, memory brain areasJan 22, 2019
The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the feeding and the memory centers of the brain.
Duncan Cancer Center gets new home at McNairJan 17, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine is consolidating its NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center clinics and services into one location on the McNair Campus.