Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

New gene therapy shows promise in reversing vision loss or blindness in patients with rare diseaseApr 16, 2018
A new FDA-approved gene therapy treatment for patients with an inherited form of vision loss is now available at Baylor College of Medicine.
Robotic surgery: What you need to knowApr 11, 2018
Dr. Michele Loor describes the basics of robotic surgery and dispels common myths. 
Two is better than one when it comes to improving brain function in Alzheimer’s disease mouse modelApr 10, 2018
Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Study shows 2016 election triggered OCD-like symptoms in some individualsApr 10, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that many people have experienced an increase in symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Evenings with Genetics highlights rare respiratory condition Apr 10, 2018
On April 17, Evenings with Genetics will highlight primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare genetic disorder causing defects in the function of the cilia that line the respiratory tract.
Researchers impact final round in The Cancer Genome AtlasApr 5, 2018
Baylor researchers have contributed significant work to The Cancer Genome Atlas, which in turn has produced game changers for translational research and clinical trials.
Tips for students on how to avoid burnoutApr 5, 2018
Between school, homework and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for students to balance all of their responsibilities, which can lead to a feeling of being burned out. Dr. Karen Lawson gives her tips on how students can avoid feeling this way.
New genetic tool will expand library of fruit fliesApr 4, 2018
The recent development of a large versatile library of fruit flies can be used to perform efficient and elegant in vivo gene-specific manipulations using the new protocol and gene-specific integration vector CRISPR-Mediated Integrated Cassette.
Psychiatry award honors Dr. Elinore F. McCance-KatzApr 4, 2018
Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.
Answers to 100-year-old mystery point to potential breast cancer therapiesApr 3, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a long sought after connection between how cancer cells use glucose to generate energy and cancer growth.