Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Researchers explore new methods to suppress menstrual cyclesApr 21, 2016
Dr. Virginia Wotring writes that long-acting reversible contraceptives can be safe and reliable for stopping menstrual cycles.
Study finds genes linked to happiness, depression and neuroticismApr 20, 2016
A multi-institutional team, including a researcher from Baylor College of Medicine, reports that they have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.
Teenagers and plastic surgery: Make an informed decision Apr 20, 2016
An expert at Baylor College of Medicine explains the importance of knowing the facts and consequences before teens seek plastic surgery.
New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatmentApr 15, 2016
Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.
Discovery of asprosin, new hormone could have potential implications in treatment of diabetesApr 14, 2016
Researchers determined that they could use an antibody to neutralize asprosin, which could potentially lead to a treatment for diabetes.
Mutations in RERE gene result in features that coincide with those associated with 1p36 deletion syndromeApr 14, 2016
RERE mutations alone can cause developmental problems typical of 1p36 deletions.
Experts warn HPV related cancer on the rise in U.S.Apr 13, 2016
The last three decades have seen a rise in the cases of head and neck cancer and a shift in the cause of such cancers, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
Rewarding children to eat healthy can be a mistakeApr 13, 2016
Experts at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital say rewarding children with a treat may not be effective.
4th Neurocritical Care Research Conference to be held in Texas Medical CenterApr 12, 2016
Dr. Jose Suarez leads a conference to bring together a diverse group of scientists and physicians from around the globe to promote collaboration in neurocritical research and patient care.
How do you know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?Apr 12, 2016
An expert at Baylor College of Medicine explains the importance of identifying Irritable bowel syndrome's uncomfortable symptoms.