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Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatmentsJan 28, 2016
Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Baylor College of Medicine medical students to participate in state-wide CPR trainingJan 27, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine to participate in statewide, hands-only CPR training event that will emphasize the two most important steps of CPR: calling 911 and starting compressions.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
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.