Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Opt for healthier options at rodeo to reduce potential for acid refluxMar 14, 2016
Watch out for too much of a good thing. Baylor College of Medicine expert says eating too much of certain rodeo or fair foods could lead to acid reflux or make it worse.
Unlocking the secrets of the brain’s intelligence to develop smarter technologiesMar 10, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine leads a team of scientists who aim to reveal the computational building blocks of our brain and use them to create smarter learning machines.
New research study goes against popular belief on "39-week" pregnancy ruleMar 10, 2016
New research suggests that babies delivered after elective induction at 37 to 38 weeks may not have an increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Evenings With Genetics focuses on neurofibromatosis type 1Mar 3, 2016
Neurofibromatosis type 1, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors, will be the focus of the next Evenings with Genetics on March 8.
Social amoeba cast wide, lethal DNA nets to kill invading bacteriaMar 1, 2016
Cells within the multicellular slug stage of the social amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum) seek to kill invading bacteria with DNA nets when invaded.
Twenty minutes can save your lifeMar 1, 2016
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But a simple screening procedure called a colonoscopy can save your life.
New research into the genetic basis of mesothelioma opens new doors for better treatmentFeb 29, 2016
A report published in Nature Genetics this week provides new hope for more effective treatments of Malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Advisory Committee to address policy issues related to building a medical information commons to share medical and genomic dataFeb 29, 2016
Ethics of genomic studies expert Dr. Amy McGuire was awarded a $2.2 million grant to support the development of an ethical and policy framework for building a medical information commons
Whole genome sequencing advances pancreatic tumor classificationFeb 26, 2016
Researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine have collaborated with researchers in a breakthrough reclassification of pancreatic cancer.