Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Avon grant supports breast care services for underservedMay 8, 2017
Following the annual Avon 39 walk, the Avon Foundation for Women presented Baylor with a grant for $100,000 to support the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center’s Pink 4 Life project.
Baylor-Malawi partnership to expand obstetric services May 8, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Global Women’s Health Initiative are increasing global health efforts in Malawi with a new maternity operating room in the capital city of Lilongwe.
Expert discusses impact of lupus on kidneys May 4, 2017
May is Lupus Awareness Month, and while most people have heard of the disease and its impact on the body, a lesser known fact is that lupus, an autoimmune disease, is linked to kidney damage. 
Knee cracking, popping could be early sign of osteoarthritis May 4, 2017
A new study says cracking and popping sounds in the knee might be early predictors of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
Circadian clock changes can alter body’s response to dietMay 2, 2017
Researchers have discovered that changing the circadian clock in mouse liver can alter how the body responds to diet and also change the microbes living in the digestive track.
‘Silent seizures’ found in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMay 1, 2017
Discovery of ‘Silent seizures’ provides a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
Early detection highlighted for melanoma awareness month Apr 27, 2017
With longer days and more outdoor activities, Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology, addresses the dangers hiding behind sunburns and sun exposure, including melanoma.
Cancer mutation signatures focus of next McNair Symposium Apr 26, 2017
Cancers caused by mutations in cells that are then passed on during cell division will be the focus of this year’s Sixth Annual McNair Symposium.
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virusApr 26, 2017
In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
Hotez recognized by Fortune Magazine as leader in healthcareApr 25, 2017
Dr. Peter Hotez has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care.”