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New microsurgery for early stage GI cancer patientsSep 17, 2015
A new endoscopic microsurgery known as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), offers a non-invasive approach to removing small gastrointestinal tumors by removing them in layers.
Baylor College of Medicine among world’s most innovative universitiesSep 17, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has landed a spot on Reuters Top 100 list of most innovative universities in the world.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.
Patients with prolonged, undiagnosed medical conditions can sign up online for new national program seeking answersSep 16, 2015
Online applications are now being accepted for a National Institutes of Health program that will seek to solve mysterious medical conditions with a genetic basis.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine’s Wellness 5K Race/Walk to take place this OctoberSep 15, 2015
The 4th annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K Race and Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8:30 a.m.
Ethics plays important role in explaining genome sequencing to parents/childrenSep 14, 2015
Baylor researcher collaborate on report examining ethical issues that arise from genome sequencing results, considerations when offering these tests to parents and their children.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant to study experimental immunotherapy in HPV-related throat cancerSep 14, 2015
Baylor researchers receive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance clinical studies of an experimental immunotherapy for HPV related throat cancer.
Solving a genetic mystery: bridging diagnostic discovery through social mediaSep 10, 2015
“Help us find others like Tess.” Bo Bigelow’s plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.