Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Genome sequencing shows spiders, scorpions share ancestor Jul 31, 2017
Researchers have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions that could reveal more about animal diversification.
Doctor wins DDCF’s Clinical Scientist Development AwardJul 27, 2017
Dr. Jimmy Holder has been awarded the 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Signs your child may need glasses Jul 27, 2017
Dr. Christina Weng says noticing signs of vision loss is especially significant in young children.
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grantsJul 27, 2017
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
Substance addiction changes mother’s response to infantJul 26, 2017
Researchers found that a mother’s brain response to her own infant is modified in the presence of substance addiction.
Low vaccination rates in U.S. have economic, public health impact Jul 24, 2017
Examining case examples, researchers find even a small decline in vaccination rates across the United States could have significant public health and economic consequences.
Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in renewable brainJul 19, 2017
Researchers have found a novel mechanism by which descendants of neural stem cells can send feedback signals to alter the division and the fate of the mother cell. 
How CD44s gives brain cancer survival advantageJul 18, 2017
In the case of glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have discovered that the molecule CD44s seems to give cancer cells a survival advantage.
Expert says think twice before skipping physical therapyJul 18, 2017
Melanie McNeal says skipping physical therapy recommendations could make your injury worse.
Baylor, Geisinger work to improve diagnostic performanceJul 17, 2017
Researchers have been awarded a grant to develop a program to systematically measure and improve safety of clinical diagnosis.