Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor introduces new metastatic breast cancer programOct 9, 2017
Oct. 13 has been declared Metastatic Breast Cancer Day by the Senate of the State of Texas. In honor of this proclamation, Baylor College of Medicine is launching a new program aimed at fighting the disease.
Study reveals benefit of exome sequencing for infants in ICUOct 6, 2017
A team of physicians and researchers designed a study to determine the efficacy of exome sequencing infants in intensive care units.
Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIVOct 5, 2017
Researchers have reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients.
Dr. Buck Samuel receives NIH New Innovator AwardOct 5, 2017
Dr. Buck Samuel, assistant professor in the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research at Baylor College of Medicine, is a recipient of the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers map human genome in 4-D as it foldsOct 5, 2017
A multi-institutional team has created the first high-resolution 4-D map of genome folding, tracking an entire human genome as it folds over time.
Better understanding of bladder cancer subtypes might lead to improved treatmentsOct 5, 2017
Researchers have completed a comprehensive molecular characterization of 412 muscle-invasive bladder cancers that resulted in the identification of five cancer subtypes with different susceptibilities to specific therapies.
Study shows low mortality, stroke risks for minimally invasive aortic valve replacementsOct 4, 2017
An analysis of more than 1,000 minimally invasive aortic valve replacements over a five-and-a-half year period showed low stroke rates and high survival rates within 30 days of surgery.
Scientists reverse advanced heart failure in an animal modelOct 4, 2017
Researchers were able to reverse severe heart failure by silencing the activity of Hippo, a signaling pathway that can prevent the regeneration of heart muscle.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repairOct 4, 2017
A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
New affiliation will expand radiology servicesOct 4, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Radiology Partners, the largest physician-owned and physician-led radiology practice in the United States, have announced a new affiliation to provide services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.