Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseasesJan 5, 2017
Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Start off New Year with physical examJan 5, 2017
Dr. Carmen Robinson recommends getting a physical as a great place to start for those looking to improve their health in the new year.
Baylor Genetics launches PreSeek™ - 1st non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screenJan 4, 2017
Baylor Genetics' PreSeek allows patients a more complete picture of the risk of their pregnancy being affected by a genetic disorder.
Baylor approves departmental status for emergency medicine sectionJan 4, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has announced a new Department of Emergency Medicine with Dr. Dick C. Kuo, associate professor of emergency medicine, as the interim chair.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Expert cautions reality television love might not be so real Jan 3, 2017
While millions of people tune in to watch love unfold on reality TV, Dr. James Bray cautions that these relationships may not be as real as they seem.
Breast cancer researchers receive $900,000 to support study of treatment resistance, drug efficacyDec 28, 2016
Dr. Meghashyam Kavuri and Dr. Xi Chen have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support their breast cancer research.
In 2017, focus on reset rather than resolutionDec 27, 2016
Nutrition expert Roberta Anding suggests focusing instead on a reset of a healthy lifestyle with more realistic decisions in 2017.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditionsDec 22, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.