Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

ASCO honors Osborne for work in breast cancer research, mentorshipJun 14, 2016
Dr. C Kent Osborne has been awarded the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancerJun 13, 2016
Researchers find that in mouse models, Notch signaling promotes the ability of tumors to spread to other organs.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Zoghbi to receive the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2016Jun 10, 2016
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi was awarded the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for her groundbreaking discovery of the genes and the encoded proteins associated with Rett syndrome.
New study underway using laser technology to help improve precision in cataract surgery Jun 9, 2016
A new study in the Alkek Eye Center is under way to compare the effectiveness of two methods in reducing astigmatism during cataract surgery.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers NetworkJun 8, 2016
The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Grant will allow for further study of pediatric blinding diseaseJun 7, 2016
Dr. Nduka Enemchukwu has been awarded a $65,000grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to support his research on blinding disease in children.
Baby elephants need their vaccinations, tooJun 7, 2016
Dr. Paul Ling and his team are raising funds for the design and generation of an effective Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus vaccine by launching a crowdfunding initiative. 
Targeting B-cell malignancies with κ-specific T cells can lead to complete clinical responsesJun 6, 2016
Treating B cell malignancies with the patients’ own T cells modified so as to target specific B cell markers has shown clinical success.
Gene TMEM230 suggests novel mechanism for Parkinson’s diseaseJun 6, 2016
The discovery of a new gene, TMEM230, illuminates a possible mechanism to explain Parkinson’s disease.