Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behaviorAug 5, 2016
Researchers found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice.
Headaches and the heat - what really is causing the pain?Aug 4, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says headaches that seem to be caused by the heat might actually be due to dehydration.
Rett and MECP2 duplication syndrome mice have identical malfunction in neural circuits that can be corrected by DBSAug 4, 2016
Deep brain stimulation reversed circuit malfunctions in mouse models of both Rett syndrome and MECP2 duplication syndrome.
Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac deathAug 1, 2016
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, increasing the risk of sudden unexpected death.
Let the Olympics inspire your fitness goalsAug 1, 2016
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut has advice on how to get started in a new sport if Olympic fever has you itching to go for the gold.
Center for Genome Architecture explores 3-D structure of DNAAug 1, 2016
Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden and his colleagues introduce Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional (3-D) genome sequencing (Hi-C) processes.
Goodman named chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of MedicineJul 28, 2016
Dr. Wayne Goodman has been named to lead the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine Announces 13th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsJul 27, 2016
The winners of the 13th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award were chosen from original poems submitted by undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools.
Expert says sleep is essential on road trips Jul 27, 2016
Dr. Philip Alapat explains the importance of getting enough sleep to ensure safe and fun road trips.
Indoor allergies can flare during dog days of summerJul 26, 2016
A Baylor allergy expert offers tips for reducing indoor allergens and some treatment options.