Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processJun 15, 2017
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. 
Tips for overcoming health, fitness challenges in middle ageJun 13, 2017
Dr. Mark Adickes addresses specific health and fitness challenges for middle-aged adults and gives tips on how to overcome them.
Study: traditional treatment better for iron-deficiency anemiaJun 13, 2017
A team of researchers determined that the traditional treatment can more effectively treat iron-deficiency anemia in young children.
Tips help seniors prepare for natural disastersJun 8, 2017
Dr. Angela Catic says having medical information readily available is key to being prepared for a hurricane, especially for elder adults who may live alone or with a caregiver.
12-hour biological clock coordinates essential bodily functionsJun 7, 2017
A team of scientists has revealed that mammals and other organisms have 12-hour clocks that are autonomous, work independently from 24-hour clocks and can be modified by external factors.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at BaylorJun 5, 2017
The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
New insight into why the heart does not repair itselfJun 5, 2017
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown connection between processes that keep the heart from repairing itself. 
Follistatin is a key player in embryo implantationJun 2, 2017
Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers investigated the mechanism involved in successful embryo implantation.
Mice will help reveal roles of human brown fatJun 2, 2017
Discovery opens the door to research that might lead to new ways of using brown fat to treat metabolic conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in the future.