Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of MedicineApr 9, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
Crystal structure of PKG I suggests a new activation mechanismApr 8, 2016
A Baylor study reveals new information about the activation of PKG1, a mutation seen to cause thoracic aortic disease.
USAID grant to support efforts to improve and expand HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Southern AfricaApr 6, 2016
The USAID has awarded a $69.8 million grant to Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation–Malawi (Baylor–Malawi) to support and expand HIV/AIDS programs in Southern Africa.
Baylor St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on Tower 2 at New Integrated Medical CampusApr 5, 2016
CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center today celebrated the groundbreaking of Tower 2, a 420-patient bed tower, on Baylor St. Luke’s McNair Campus.
Discovery of CTLA-4 in dendritic cells opens new possibilities to fight cancerApr 4, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that CTLA-4 is produced and secreted by dendritic cells, which are the ‘generals’ of the T cells in the battle against cancer.
Expert offers tips on developing good mechanics for throwing sportsApr 4, 2016
Training the whole body, with a focus on core strength, is important for throwing sports, according to Dr. Theodore Shybut, sports medicine expert and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Heslop named director of Center for Cell and Gene TherapyApr 1, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees named Dr. Helen Heslop as director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy.
Children's Hospital of San Antonio to welcome pediatric residents Mar 31, 2016
Ten physicians from all over the country will complete their pediatric residency training at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio through Baylor College of Medicine’s pediatric residency program.
Monthly genetic series focuses on new perspectives on reducing stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities Mar 31, 2016
Coping with stress while parenting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the topic of the next Evenings with Genetics on April 11, 2016.
Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the wombMar 31, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults.