Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao awarded NIH Director's High-Risk, High-Reward grantOct 2, 2018
Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward grant, which recognizes highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical research.
Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac functionSep 28, 2018
A new study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1) recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients.
Baylor’s HGSC named an NIH All of Us research centerSep 26, 2018
The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, has named a consortia led by Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center as one of three centers responsible for generating clinical grade genomic data for the program. 
The reason you can’t keep a secretSep 25, 2018
"Don’t tell anyone” is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans?
Sample size key to multisensory integration study accuracySep 24, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined that sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results.
Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythmsSep 19, 2018
A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
Grant supports identifying leukemia, Down syndrome linkSep 18, 2018
To better understand a predisposition for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome, a team of researchers will sequence the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging populationSep 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.
Welcome Dr. Taylor RipleySep 11, 2018
Dr. Taylor Ripley joins the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, bringing his expertise in mesothelioma, thoracic surgical oncology and robotic thoracic surgery.
Find the flu vaccine for youSep 10, 2018
School’s back, which means that germs that are carry illnesses such as influenza can start to spread rapidly. The good news is that with a variety of flu vaccination options, almost everyone can find just the right one for their needs.