Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Thyroid health important to all, says Baylor College of Medicine expertSep 15, 2016
Dr. Ruchi Gaba cautions that any person, regardless of gender or age, can be affected by thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism, or a low thyroid, and hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid.
Anti-depressants may prevent onset of depression in patients with traumatic brain injuriesSep 14, 2016
A study by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa suggests that anti-depressants may not be useful when depression has already had its onset in patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Mouse study reveals genes essential for life and provides insights into human diseaseSep 14, 2016
Research by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium concludes that roughly a third of all genes in the mammalian genome are essential for life.
Special T cells that target solid tumors offer potential treatment for pediatric and adult cancersSep 14, 2016
A new study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center has shown promising results for the use of adoptive cell-therapies to treat pediatric and adult solid tumor cancers.
Baylor and Texas Children’s receive $7.5 million NIH grant to combat common bacteria infection, antibiotic resistanceSep 13, 2016
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant will accelerate efforts to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults in the U.S.
Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesitySep 13, 2016
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity.
Baylor researchers develop hybrid computational strategy for scalable whole genome data analysisSep 12, 2016
An increasing need to expand the number of human genomes and data volume for biomedical studies has led researchers to develop a novel hybrid computational strategy to address this challenge.
Feel confident in your own skin, makeup freeSep 12, 2016
Going makeup free has its benefits – and its supporters, with many celebrities getting behind the new makeup free trend.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.