Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Better understanding of bladder cancer subtypes might lead to improved treatmentsOct 5, 2017
Researchers have completed a comprehensive molecular characterization of 412 muscle-invasive bladder cancers that resulted in the identification of five cancer subtypes with different susceptibilities to specific therapies.
Study shows low mortality, stroke risks for minimally invasive aortic valve replacementsOct 4, 2017
An analysis of more than 1,000 minimally invasive aortic valve replacements over a five-and-a-half year period showed low stroke rates and high survival rates within 30 days of surgery.
Scientists reverse advanced heart failure in an animal modelOct 4, 2017
Researchers were able to reverse severe heart failure by silencing the activity of Hippo, a signaling pathway that can prevent the regeneration of heart muscle.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repairOct 4, 2017
A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
New affiliation will expand radiology servicesOct 4, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Radiology Partners, the largest physician-owned and physician-led radiology practice in the United States, have announced a new affiliation to provide services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Teens and domestic violence Oct 4, 2017
Ruth Buzi says teens too often experience domestic violence and offers advice on spotting the signs.
Let kids dress to express themselves this Halloween Oct 3, 2017
Dr. Caroline Klemt discusses what families can do if their child chooses to dress in a costume that may not traditionally be worn for their gender.
Think twice before buying Halloween contactsOct 3, 2017
Dr. Christina Weng warns of danger from using novelty contacts for Halloween costumes and discusses the damage they can do to the eye.
Business decisions drive emergency department locationsOct 2, 2017
Researchers have conducted a study to better understand the factors that determine the location decisions of freestanding EDs. 
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’sSep 28, 2017
Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.