Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.
Malignant brain tumors found in higher numbers in AppalachiaDec 20, 2018
A recent study showed that compared to the rest of the U.S., the Appalachian region has a 5 percent higher incidence of malignant primary brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors.
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard awarded mentor award from NatureDec 19, 2018
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard has been honored with a 2018 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.
Space institute seeks biomedical research advances Dec 18, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health is calling for groundbreaking investigative proposals aimed at protecting human health in space.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease screening, study underwayDec 18, 2018
To raise public awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, experts have launched an awareness campaign to provide adult Houstonians with a free, FDA-approved ultrasound test that detects both fat and scarring in the liver.
Space institute seeks new deep-space healthcare solutionsDec 18, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking cutting-edge health and performance technology solutions being developed by industry.
Azúcares en leche materna influencian infección con rotavirusDec 13, 2018
Un equipo multidisciplinario de investigación descubrió que azúcares en la leche materna afectan la infección con rotavirus y podrían mejorar la efectividad de las vacunas atenuadas.
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaDec 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
Study finds arthroscopy simulator benefits traineesDec 12, 2018
A new study found that orthopedic surgery residents made significant improvements on their knee and shoulder surgical skills using a virtual arthroscopic simulator.