Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Early diagnosis of artery disease can prevent limb lossOct 26, 2016
Dr. Miguel Montero-Baker suggests those with a certain medical history be evaluated for peripheral artery disease to prevent serious complications.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Watch what you put on your face this HalloweenOct 24, 2016
Dr. Harry Dao warns about potential side effects, including allergic reactions, of face paint during Halloween.
International team discovers deficiency of RASGRP1 gene causes newly discovered human immunodeficiencyOct 24, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
BIPAI expands its programs in South America with maternal-child health initiative in ArgentinaOct 21, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital is increasing its impact in South America through a new maternal and child health program in Argentina.
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy welcomes Anna Deavere Smith to Houston for evening of community outreachOct 21, 2016
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine presents an evening with Anna Deavere Smith, featuring her performance of Let Me Down Easy, a docudrama examining the body as it relates to health and human existence.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
When to worry about a sore throatOct 20, 2016
Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan says multiple health conditions may play a role in having an itchy, irritated and painful throat.