Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Allied Health school renamed to School of Health ProfessionsMay 7, 2018
The Academic Council and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the renaming of the School of Allied Health Sciences to the School of Health Professions.
Xia-Gibbs Syndrome study led to new patient registryMay 4, 2018
Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have established a registry to collect genetic and other clinical information from patients with Xia-Gibbs Syndrome.
Marmoset monkey model of Zika virus infection offers new insights into the human conditionMay 3, 2018
A team of researchers found a novel marmoset model of human Zika virus infection offers new opportunities for better understanding of how the virus causes congenital disease in humans.
NIH renews grant to advance digestive disease researchMay 2, 2018
A National Institutes of Health grant is a commitment to continue the impactful work being done through the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.
Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defectsMay 1, 2018
New findings support the search for supplements that might prevent folic acid-resistant human neural tube defects in the future.
Study: many COPD patients not learning proper inhaler useApr 30, 2018
Researchers found that healthcare providers and patients prioritize medication over an inhaler device when selecting treatments, showing limited concerns about proper device use.
Research reveals uncaptured genetic diversity in BotswanaApr 26, 2018
In one of the first data-driven, population-based genomic studies have found significant diversity in the genetic makeup of a population from the southern region of the African continent.
Why letting go may be best for your loved oneApr 25, 2018
Although it can be a difficult decision to make, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says keeping loved ones comfortable during their last days may be the best option to avoid painful and unhelpful interventions.
Cardio disease patients sought for high triglycerides studyApr 25, 2018
The mechanisms that control triglycerides are now the target for a new clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine looking to lower high triglyceride levels in people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
Partnership gala raises more than $2.7M for mental health Apr 25, 2018
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine’s 2018 gala, “Texas on My Mind,” celebrated Baylor’s 75 years in Houston and raised more than $2.7 million to support mental health programs.