Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Muscle doesn’t weigh more than fatAug 16, 2018
The reassuring phrase ‘muscle weighs more than fat’ can be heard reverberating in gyms across the country, but how much truth is there to it? Registered dietitian Roberta Anding says not much.
Topics for medical ethics, health policy seminar announcedAug 16, 2018
To help open and foster a dialogue with the broader Houston community, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy announces the latest installments of its interactive seminar series, The Conversation.
One year later: Hurricane Harvey's impact on mental healthAug 15, 2018
This August marks one year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, and even now, many people are still feeling the toll the storm has taken on their mental health.
New program educates next environmental health scientistsAug 14, 2018
A new T32 training grant looks to address a gap in population health and precision medicine research training and experience.
Put bacterial meningitis vaccines on back-to-school checklistAug 14, 2018
Bacterial meningitis is serious and can be life threatening, but in most cases it can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, said an infectious disease expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Headphone volume may cause harm to hearingAug 13, 2018
Audiologist Dr. Michaela Stapp cautions that, if not used properly, headphones or earbuds may cause permanent harm.
Technique removes thyroid, parathyroid with no visible scarAug 13, 2018
A new procedure that allows surgeons to access and remove the thyroid and parathyroid glands through small incisions on the inside of the mouth provides successful results with no visible scarring on the neck.
Researchers test potential anti-suicidal effects of drugAug 13, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. on a study of the anti-suicidal effects of a new VistaGen drug candidate in healthy veteran volunteers.
Scientists turn unexpected results into research toolAug 10, 2018
Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.
Preparation key to dealing with hospital mass shootingAug 9, 2018
An alternative strategy for healthcare professionals in an active shooter event has been created by a collaboration of experts including Baylor College of Medicine.