Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

HIV Prevention Summit aims to help reduce new HIV infections in Houston areaJan 26, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine will host the PrEP Houston HIV Prevention Summit to help discuss the tools necessary to reduce the risk of new infections in at-risk populations in greater Houston.
Researchers find improved outcomes in premature infants who are fed an exclusive human milk based dietJan 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find premature infants weighing less than 1,250 grams at birth showed improved overall outcomes after the implementation of the human milk-based diet. 
Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Expert offers advice on treating, preventing coldsJan 21, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine family medicine doctor offers treatment and prevention advice for the common cold.
New partnership expands Baylor’s team of expert cardiologistsJan 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine’s cardiology group has expanded with the addition of Hall-Garcia Cardiology Associates, a team of internationally recognized doctors.
National Human Genome Research Institute funds centers for common and rare diseases at Baylor College of MedicineJan 14, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine centers will play major roles in newly announced National Human Genome Research Institute DNA sequencing programs designed to understand the genomics of both common and rare diseases.
Can a “crowd” diagnose better than a physician? The jury is still out. Jan 14, 2016
Researchers: Crowdsourcing a diagnosis may provide answers to some patients with unresolved health problems, but it is unknown how many patients ultimately receive a correct diagnosis using this method.
Exome sequencing helps identify cataract gene in members of religious sectJan 14, 2016
Link between a type of cataract and sudden cardiac death may have been found thanks to exome sequencing.
Avoid ski season injuries with these tipsJan 12, 2016
Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine expert, discusses common ski injuries and ways to avoid them.
Travel-related Zika virus confirmed in Harris County Jan 11, 2016
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services has confirmed the first travel-related Zika virus infection in the Harris County area in a person who recently returned from Latin America.