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Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital study will look at best treatment for prolonged seizuresOct 1, 2015
A study to determine which of three drugs commonly used to treat a condition called status epilepticus is most effective begins this month.
Carlos Slim Foundation renews commitment to fighting Chagas with contribution to Baylor College of MedicineSep 30, 2015
Carlos Slim Foundation has renewed its commitment to combat Chagas through a contribution to the National School of Tropical Medicine for the Chagas Vaccine Initiative.
Gut development during infancy can have lifelong implicationsSep 30, 2015
While many recent studies demonstrate that the gut microbiome has a significant and long-term impact on gastrointestinal health, new work by Baylor researchers provides a clue about how this works.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Second trimester screening still necessary Sep 24, 2015
Pregnant women are not receiving screening for spina bifida in the second trimester of their pregnancies, and 11.4 percent of infants born with the defect in the neural tube are not identified before birth, according to a study.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.
Study shows no increased waste in fruits and vegetables after implementation of new school lunch guidelinesSep 17, 2015
Study examining food waste in elementary school cafeterias finds there was no increase in waste after the new guidelines were put in place, according to researchers.
New microsurgery for early stage GI cancer patientsSep 17, 2015
A new endoscopic microsurgery known as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), offers a non-invasive approach to removing small gastrointestinal tumors by removing them in layers.
Baylor College of Medicine among world’s most innovative universitiesSep 17, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has landed a spot on Reuters Top 100 list of most innovative universities in the world.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.