Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Research reveals mechanism that drives ataxia type 1Mar 8, 2018
A group of researchers discovered polyQ-ATAXIN1 and a partner molecule called capicua form a neurodegeneration complex that is able to disrupt the expression of a number of genes in neurons in animal models of ataxia type 1.
Study to look at extending heart transplantation donor poolMar 6, 2018
With $4 million in funding from the Brockman Medical Research Foundation, surgeons and scientists ill study the utility of previously unused organs to increase the number of heart transplantations.
Take ear plugs to your next concertMar 6, 2018
A night out to see your favorite musician is sure to make lasting memories, but could it also leave you with long-term hearing loss?
Maximizing nutrition during cancer careMar 6, 2018
The physical and emotional tolls chemotherapy can have on a patient undergoing cancer treatment are well known, but there are many myths when it comes to managing fitness and nutrition during treatment. Nutritionist Rachel Dudley explains.
Tips help diabetics put best foot forwardMar 5, 2018
Identifying and addressing foot problems as a result of diabetes should be a priority for diabetics. Dr. Ronald Lepow outlines the types of foot issues that can be encountered and how they can be treated.
Rugby injuries: what you need to knowMar 1, 2018
When it comes to rugby injuries, education and preparation are the keys to prevention. Dr. Jason Ahuero breaks down the sport’s potential injuries and ways to prevent them.
Baylor offers medical home for young adults with diabetesFeb 28, 2018
Young adults with diabetes will now have access to a new medical home at the Baylor College of Medicine Young Adult Diabetes Clinic.
How to improve your body confidence Feb 28, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale gives her tips on how to achieve a positive self-image.
Stay healthy while travelingFeb 27, 2018
No one enjoys being sick, and that’s especially true when you’re on vacation. Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Irvin Sulapas gives his tips on how you can stay healthy so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.
Scorpion venom component may treat rheumatoid arthritisFeb 26, 2018
A group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.