Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Expert offers tips on how to keep calm when talking about politics Sep 27, 2016
Dr. James Lomax offers advice on having calm workplace discussions about politics during a divisive election season.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Baylor’s Evenings with Genetics program announces October seminarSep 26, 2016
Evenings with Genetics returns on October 4 with a discussion on myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness.
Pediatric obesity guidelines serve as toolkit for treating patients with obesity Sep 23, 2016
The Obesity Medicine Association released guidelines on pediatric obesity care for healthcare professionals who make decisions for pediatric patients with obesity.
Identifying barriers to basic science research among academic surgeonsSep 22, 2016
Analysis: Clinical demands, work-life balance and increased administrative duties are the three main factors impeding surgeons’ ability to be successful in basic science research:
Dr. Meng Wang awarded Faculty Scholar grant from Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSep 22, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang was awarded a grant given to outstanding young scientists and researchers who have made impressive accomplishments.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studiesSep 22, 2016
Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease; skin-embedded nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseasesSep 22, 2016
A proof-of-principle study shows that nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseases.
Reproductive Health Research Day will include information on impact of neglected diseases on womenSep 21, 2016
Neglected diseases and their impact on women is a featured topic at the upcoming Reproductive Health Research Day on Oct. 5.
Post-operative outcomes in the VA improved in the last 15 yearsSep 21, 2016
A study of the post-operative outcomes in the Veterans Health Administration shows that rates of complications and mortality following complications improved significantly within the VA during the last 15 years.