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Traditional pap smear soon to be historyJun 30, 2015
Human papilloma virus (HPV) genotyping has a potential role in primary screening of cervical cancer. It could replace the traditional pap smear, according to our experts.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
Summer precautions for diabeticsJun 25, 2015
Diabetics have a more serious risk for dehydration and should take extra precautions during summertime heat, according to our experts.
Teens should make smart choices about sexual health during summerJun 24, 2015
For teens, the lazy days of summer mean catching up on sleep and hanging out with friends, but it can also be a great time to catch up on vaccines and education on safe sex.
Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi recognized for outstanding contributions to breast cancerJun 23, 2015
Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the C. Kent Osborne Award for Medical Excellence for his contributions to breast cancer research.
Don’t let your vacation sidetrack your dietJun 23, 2015
Eating out while on vacation can be tricky. Our experts offer some tips to keep your vacation diet on track.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetesJun 22, 2015
An enzyme known as stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) plays an important role in the accumulation of fat in the cell. This structure provides the atomic details and tells us what the molecule looks like.
Male brain listens to female sex hormoneJun 22, 2015
The role of the estrogen receptor in preventing weight gain in females is well known, and there also is strong evidence that the same receptor is important for body weight control in males.
BCM Announces 12th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsJun 22, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has announced the winners of the 12th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award.
Twin infants needed for feeding behavior studyJun 18, 2015
Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.