Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Tips help seniors prepare for natural disastersJun 8, 2017
Dr. Angela Catic says having medical information readily available is key to being prepared for a hurricane, especially for elder adults who may live alone or with a caregiver.
12-hour biological clock coordinates essential bodily functionsJun 7, 2017
A team of scientists has revealed that mammals and other organisms have 12-hour clocks that are autonomous, work independently from 24-hour clocks and can be modified by external factors.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at BaylorJun 5, 2017
The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
New insight into why the heart does not repair itselfJun 5, 2017
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown connection between processes that keep the heart from repairing itself. 
Follistatin is a key player in embryo implantationJun 2, 2017
Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers investigated the mechanism involved in successful embryo implantation.
Mice will help reveal roles of human brown fatJun 2, 2017
Discovery opens the door to research that might lead to new ways of using brown fat to treat metabolic conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in the future.
Fully sequenced deer genome made publicly availableJun 2, 2017
Researchers at Baylor have played a leading role in sequencing the whole genome of the common white-tailed deer, which has recently been made public by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Protecting your skin this summer with sunscreen, bug sprayJun 1, 2017
From applying sunscreen to keeping bugs at bay, Dr. Rajani Katta explains all you need to know about ways to protect your skin this summer.
Funding available for space medicine postdoctoral fellowshipsMay 31, 2017
The Translational Research Institute is offering funding to support the nation’s brightest postdoctoral fellows in performing research related to human space flight. 
Baylor Class of ’17 encouraged to bridge healthcare gapsMay 31, 2017
The 2017 Class of Baylor College of Medicine heard words of inspiration from Dr. Marc Nivet, a national leader in healthcare diversity at their graduation ceremony.