Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Unveiling disease-causing genetic changes in chromosome 17Mar 1, 2019
A study has opened a window into the complexity of the genetic changes in a small region of chromosome 17 that lead to two rare conditions.
Therapy available for victims of Hurricane HarveyFeb 28, 2019
Project HEART is offering free home-based tele-mental health services to adults ages 18 and up in the Golden Triangle region, which were severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
Research Day delivers look into health, science policyFeb 27, 2019
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy will host its first-ever Health and Science Policy Research Day on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Reducing risk of cardiovascular diseaseFeb 27, 2019
Dr. Christie Ballantyne,  say even if you have lowered your cholesterol and have been prescribed statins, new data shows you may still be at risk.
Get the dirt on germsFeb 26, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s Isabel Valdez sheds light on the hidden dirty places and items that germs may lurk.
New Family Medicine Clinic opens on Westheimer at WeslayanFeb 25, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine has opened a new family medicine clinic in Houston’s River Oaks area.
Discovery improves understanding of Lou Gehrig's diseaseFeb 25, 2019
A collaborative study suggests potential new therapeutic strategies or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grantsFeb 22, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
Ethical argument to lowering legal blood alcohol levelsFeb 21, 2019
In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Stephanie Morain examines the idea to lower the legal blood-alcohol-consumption (BAC) level limit and makes an argument for amended legislation in favor of public health and safety.
What is Rare Disease Day?Feb 21, 2019
Rare Disease Day is a national awareness effort that aims to bring together families with rare disease diagnoses to build their network, engage with researchers and learn more about the resources and services available to them.