Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Defects on regulators of disease-causing proteins can cause neurological disease Feb 22, 2018
New research provides a better understanding of the genetic basis of neurological diseases and suggests that identifying protein regulators would single out new candidates for disease-causing genes.
New treatment offers pain relief without surgeryFeb 21, 2018
A Baylor expert says a fat-derived stem cell injection may be an option for those seeking relief from sports related injuries due to conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee, partial rotator cuff tears, joint and tendon injuries, or tennis elbow.
You’re never too old to play sportsFeb 20, 2018
Sports medicine expert Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen says muscle conditioning and proper training can help reduce age-related loss of muscle mass and minimize the risk of injury.
Gala to raise funds to support mental health research and honor hometown icons, the McIngvale FamilyFeb 20, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine's Texas on My Mind celebration will be held Friday, April 20 at the new Post Oak Hotel.
Ethicists explore ways to regulate unproven stem cell therapiesFeb 19, 2018
A new report demonstrates that individual and class action lawsuits from individuals injured by stem cell treatments can be an effective new tool in fighting to crack down on these unproven therapies.
Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacementsFeb 19, 2018
There are some instances in life where you wish you could have a redo, but surgery isn’t one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas discusses a minimally invasive approach to redoing valve replacements.
Study shows link between youth trauma, political participation Feb 16, 2018
Baylor researchers explore the links between negative experiences during adolescence and beliefs about government and political participation.
Baylor shines light on rare diseasesFeb 16, 2018
On Feb. 28, millions of people across the U.S. will join the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) in observing Rare Disease Day. Houston will host its second annual event on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health Museum. 
Baylor team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK grantsFeb 15, 2018
A multidisciplinary team of scientists has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, an ambitious series of £20 million global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Baylor to honor J.J. Watt, Dr. David Persse with degreesFeb 15, 2018
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and Houston Emergency Medical Services Director Dr. David Persse will receive honorary degrees from Baylor College of Medicine at commencement ceremonies in May.