Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Immunotherapy summit brings together patients, expertsJan 11, 2018
The NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is hosting a free educational program for cancer patients and their caregivers seeking to learn more about cancer immunotherapy and clinical trials.
Beaumont to host autism community conference, resource fairJan 10, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Beaumont area on Saturday, Jan. 20, to provide an educational seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their parents.
Heart failure risk factors need a closer lookJan 10, 2018
Baylor cardiologists are working to bring awareness to the need for including heart failure risk factors in overall cardiovascular disease evaluations.
Dr. Dorit Donoviel named TRI for Space Health directorJan 10, 2018
Dr. Dorit Donoviel, associate professor in the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named director of the Translational Research Institute (TRI) for Space Health at Baylor.
Patients react better when doctors imply uncertain diagnosisJan 10, 2018
A paper shows parents of pediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly compared to doctors who use implicit language.
Researchers find identical twins share supersimilarityJan 9, 2018
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
Knights Templar Eye Foundation gives $2M for endowed chairJan 5, 2018
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation gifts Baylor College of Medicine $2 million to create the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Presidential Chair in Ophthalmology.
Research reveals path to ependymoma chemotherapyJan 4, 2018
Dr. Stephen Mack and colleagues have developed a framework for discovering targets in ependymomas, and other cancer that lack known genetic drivers, thereby also providing insights into treatment strategies.
Dietary sugar linked to bacterial epidemicsJan 3, 2018
The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose.
Primate genomics study reveals clues into AIDS resistanceJan 3, 2018
Researchers set out to sequence and analyze the genomes of two nonhuman primates to develop new insights into the behavior of the HIV virus in humans.