Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital partner to bring fellowship training in oncology and hematology to East AfricaSep 20, 2016
A new program aims to bring specialty pediatric training and education in oncology and hematology to Uganda and other East African countries.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
CPRIT awards Baylor $5 million grant for core facility support in proteomics and metabolomicsSep 16, 2016
A $5 million CPRIT grant will provide a boost to the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core.
What you need to know about hand, foot and mouth diseaseSep 15, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says anyone – even adults – can get foot and mouth disease and that it’s most common at this time of year.
Determining risk factors for preventable pediatric hospital admissionsSep 15, 2016
Researchers published a study examining the specific characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric admissions to Texas hospitals.
Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3ASep 15, 2016
A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Thyroid health important to all, says Baylor College of Medicine expertSep 15, 2016
Dr. Ruchi Gaba cautions that any person, regardless of gender or age, can be affected by thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism, or a low thyroid, and hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid.
Anti-depressants may prevent onset of depression in patients with traumatic brain injuriesSep 14, 2016
A study by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa suggests that anti-depressants may not be useful when depression has already had its onset in patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Mouse study reveals genes essential for life and provides insights into human diseaseSep 14, 2016
Research by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium concludes that roughly a third of all genes in the mammalian genome are essential for life.