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Sickle cell patients in Angola to receive important treatment through partnership programJul 23, 2015
Sickle cell disease patients who receive care through the public health service in Cabinda, Angola, Africa, will now have access to an important treatment for the disease.
Dr. Eric Rohren named chair of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 23, 2015
Dr. Eric Rohren, a national leader in radiology and nuclear medicine, has been named chair of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His appointment is effective Oct. 1.
Acid reflux on the rise but healthy habits can helpJul 22, 2015
The number of people experiencing acid reflux is increasing, but making lifestyle changes could lessen the symptoms and help avoid health complications down the road.
Too much – not mutated – N-Ras promotes aggressive breast cancerJul 10, 2015
Traditionally, the gene N-Ras has been defined as a cancer causer only when it is mutated, but researchers say that is not the case when N-Ras is found in a particularly aggressive form of the disease called basal-like breast cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine announces 13th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsJul 9, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 13th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
Award-winning play raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease in African-American communityJul 9, 2015
African-Americans are two times more likely to develop the debilitating neurological disorder and are less likely to have an early diagnosis, resulting in less treatment time.
Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
Anxious? Put down the caffeineJul 8, 2015
While caffeine may help you stay alert in the short term, it is a well-known cause for excessive anxiety according to our experts.
Dr. Matthew Ellis receives Stand Up To Cancer’s Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer researchJun 30, 2015
Dr. Matthew Ellis, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the Stand Up To Cancer Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research.
Traditional pap smear soon to be historyJun 30, 2015
Human papilloma virus (HPV) genotyping has a potential role in primary screening of cervical cancer. It could replace the traditional pap smear, according to our experts.