Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

African-American men needed for prostate cancer studyJul 20, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is involved in a study to better understand why African American men with prostate cancer are at a higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of the disease.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards seven Baylor faculty with pediatric cancer research grantsJul 19, 2018
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded seven grants to faculty members at Baylor College of Medicine.
Analytical tool predicts disease causing genesJul 19, 2018
Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins is now possible thanks to a new analytical tool to effectively and efficiently predict such candidate genes.
How to recognize an allergic reaction to artificial nailsJul 17, 2018
A trip to the nail salon is meant to be a special experience, but it can turn negative when getting your nails done causes an allergic reaction or irritation that may even affect more than the skin around your fingers.
Space Health Institute awards grants to three companiesJul 16, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health has partnered with Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology to award three companies that will perform research related to artificial intelligence or point-of-care diagnostics.
Baylor ethicists discuss key issues facing citizen scienceJul 13, 2018
In a paper published in Science, ethicists at Baylor College of Medicine discuss the credit, control, quality and safety issues faced by citizen scientists.
How to deal with mom-shaming Jul 12, 2018
Sometimes, moms posting on social media about fun family outings and their children’s special moments can catch the unwanted attention of mom-shamers. Dr. Melissa Wilkes Requenez explains how to deal with it.
Altered gene regulation is more widespread in cancer than expected Jul 10, 2018
A team of researchers conducted a large-scale study that provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer.
New test gives better risk prediction for heart attack, strokeJul 5, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that testing a specific type of triglyceride may be a better indicator for predicting risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to traditional risk factors.
How good bacteria keeps your gut healthyJul 3, 2018
New research reveals a cellular mechanism by which good bacteria can help the gut stay healthy.