Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Experts warn HPV related cancer on the rise in U.S.Apr 13, 2016
The last three decades have seen a rise in the cases of head and neck cancer and a shift in the cause of such cancers, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
Rewarding children to eat healthy can be a mistakeApr 13, 2016
Experts at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital say rewarding children with a treat may not be effective.
4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference to be held in Texas Medical CenterApr 12, 2016
Dr. Jose Suarez leads a conference to bring together a diverse group of scientists and physicians from around the globe to promote collaboration in neurocritical research and patient care.
How do you know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?Apr 12, 2016
An expert at Baylor College of Medicine explains the importance of identifying Irritable bowel syndrome's uncomfortable symptoms.
Psyllium fiber found to reduce abdominal pain in children with IBSApr 11, 2016
A new study found that children with abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome who take psyllium fiber had a decrease in pain episodes.
Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of MedicineApr 9, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
Crystal structure of PKG I suggests a new activation mechanismApr 8, 2016
A Baylor study reveals new information about the activation of PKG1, a mutation seen to cause thoracic aortic disease.
USAID grant to support efforts to improve and expand HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Southern AfricaApr 6, 2016
The USAID has awarded a $69.8 million grant to Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation–Malawi (Baylor–Malawi) to support and expand HIV/AIDS programs in Southern Africa.
Baylor St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on Tower 2 at New Integrated Medical CampusApr 5, 2016
CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center today celebrated the groundbreaking of Tower 2, a 420-patient bed tower, on Baylor St. Luke’s McNair Campus.
Discovery of CTLA-4 in dendritic cells opens new possibilities to fight cancerApr 4, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that CTLA-4 is produced and secreted by dendritic cells, which are the ‘generals’ of the T cells in the battle against cancer.