Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Zoghbi to receive the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2016Jun 10, 2016
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi was awarded the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for her groundbreaking discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins associated with Rett syndrome.
New study underway using laser technology to help improve precision in cataract surgery Jun 9, 2016
A new study in the Alkek Eye Center is under way to compare the effectiveness of two methods in reducing astigmatism during cataract surgery.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers NetworkJun 8, 2016
The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Grant will allow for further study of pediatric blinding diseaseJun 7, 2016
Dr. Nduka Enemchukwu has been awarded a $65,000grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to support his research on blinding disease in children.
Baby elephants need their vaccinations, tooJun 7, 2016
Dr. Paul Ling and his team are raising funds for the design and generation of an effective Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus vaccine by launching a crowdfunding initiative. 
Targeting B-cell malignancies with κ-specific T cells can lead to complete clinical responsesJun 6, 2016
Treating B cell malignancies with the patients’ own T cells modified so as to target specific B cell markers has shown clinical success.
Gene TMEM230 suggests novel mechanism for Parkinson’s diseaseJun 6, 2016
The discovery of a new gene, TMEM230, illuminates a possible mechanism to explain Parkinson’s disease.
Baylor well represented at AATS Annual Meeting 2016Jun 2, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Joseph S. Coselli gave his presidential address to the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Joseph S. Coselli: Lifetime of TAAA analysis gives patients, surgeons new insight into proceduresJun 2, 2016
Dr. Joseph S. Coselli and colleagues have presented a study consisting of the results of 30 years of performing open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repairs.
Evening With Genetics heads to McAllen, focuses on developmental disabilitiesJun 2, 2016
Answers to questions about the cause of children’s disabilities, new testing, specific treatment and resources will be the focus of a public seminar in both English and Spanish.