Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Volunteers sought for deep brain stimulation study on OCDOct 8, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is seeking volunteers who want to take part in a study looking for new ways to treat obsessive compulsive disorder.
New high-dose radiation therapy available for pediatric liver cancer patientsOct 4, 2018
A team of physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are now using a new treatment option for pediatric patients with liver tumors, called Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE).
Dynamin-binding protein linked to congenital cataractsOct 4, 2018
A new study has now found compelling evidence that links dynamin-binding protein (DNMBP) to congenital bilateral cataracts and severe vision loss. 
Study offers novel approach to geriatric person-centered careOct 3, 2018
In a study published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers describe ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people.
Grant supports research into racial, ethnic health disparitiesOct 3, 2018
The National Cancer Institute has awarded $6.3 million dollars Baylor researchers to create new tools to help researchers to better understand the biological causes behind racial and ethnic health disparities in prostate and breast cancers.
Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao awarded NIH Director's High-Risk, High-Reward grantOct 2, 2018
Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, instructor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward grant, which recognizes highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical research.
Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac functionSep 28, 2018
A new study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1) recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients.
Baylor’s HGSC named an NIH All of Us research centerSep 26, 2018
The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, has named a consortia led by Baylor's Human Genome Sequencing Center as one of three centers responsible for generating clinical grade genomic data for the program. 
The reason you can’t keep a secretSep 25, 2018
"Don’t tell anyone” is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans?
Sample size key to multisensory integration study accuracySep 24, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined that sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results.