Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Preventing eye fatigue on long road trips Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb gives insight on ways to prevent eye fatigue and get safely through road trips.
Study evaluates value of freestanding emergency departmentsJul 12, 2017
A recent multi-institution study seeks to evaluate and compare freestanding emergency departments (FEDs) affiliated with academic institutions against national emergency department (ED) averages.
Baylor to offer new genetic counseling degree programJul 12, 2017
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Academic Council and Faculty Senate have approved a new Genetic Counseling Program, which will award a Master of Science degree through the School of Allied Health Sciences.
Paper highlights risk for triceps tendon ruptures in athletesJul 11, 2017
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut highlights the need to be aware of the potential risk of tendon ruptures after the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Dr. Beaudet recognized for leadership in geneticsJul 11, 2017
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has honored Dr. Arthur L. Beaudet with the 2017 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.
Expert gives tips on how to prevent summer brain drainJul 6, 2017
Summer is a time when most students are able to relax and have fun away from the classroom, but it also can be a time when important lessons learned during the year are forgotten.
Researchers build SEQSpark to analyze huge genetic data setsJun 29, 2017
A led by Dr. Suzanne Leal developed software called SEQSpark to overcome obstacles processing large amounts of exome and genome data.
Study looks at lowering untreatable heart attack risk factorJun 29, 2017
Dr. Christi Ballantyne explains a study that evaluates a possible treatment to reduce the strongest inherited risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Novel mouse model more closely resembles human liver Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new mouse model with human cells which show more accurate results as to how a human might metabolize a drug.
Expert discusses common OCD misconceptionsJun 27, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale discusses common misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder and gives her advice on the best treatment options for OCD.