Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Study looks at lowering untreatable heart attack risk factorJun 29, 2017
Dr. Christi Ballantyne explains a study that evaluates a possible treatment to reduce the strongest inherited risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Novel mouse model more closely resembles human liver Jun 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new mouse model with human cells which show more accurate results as to how a human might metabolize a drug.
Expert discusses common OCD misconceptionsJun 27, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale discusses common misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder and gives her advice on the best treatment options for OCD.
Baylor named site for NCI proteogenomics analysis, researchJun 27, 2017
The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center was named the only Proteogenomic Translational Research Center site in the South.
Genomic sequencing may benefit parents of cancer patientsJun 26, 2017
Researchers report that genomic sequencing information may be more valuable for families of pediatric cancer patients than has previously been recognized.
What you need to know about flea and tick bites this summerJun 26, 2017
Infectious diseases expert Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn tells you what you need to know this flea and tick season.
Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Staying hydrated is key for elder adults this summerJun 22, 2017
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration also increase among adults 65 years of age and older.
Grant funds continued research for river blindness vaccine Jun 21, 2017
The grant will support the continuation of the international initiative TOVA – The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa – which was established in 2015 and is comprised of 13 world-renowned scientists and research centers.
Mind and Body: Combining mental and physical health improves outcomes for primary care patientsJun 20, 2017
It is often thought that primary care clinics are only able to help with physical health challenges, but a new study shows that this may not be the case.