Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

New Family Medicine Clinic opens on Westheimer at WeslayanFeb 25, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine has opened a new family medicine clinic in Houston’s River Oaks area.
Discovery improves understanding of Lou Gehrig's diseaseFeb 25, 2019
A collaborative study suggests potential new therapeutic strategies or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grantsFeb 22, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
Ethical argument to lowering legal blood alcohol levelsFeb 21, 2019
In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Stephanie Morain examines the idea to lower the legal blood-alcohol-consumption (BAC) level limit and makes an argument for amended legislation in favor of public health and safety.
What is Rare Disease Day?Feb 21, 2019
Rare Disease Day is a national awareness effort that aims to bring together families with rare disease diagnoses to build their network, engage with researchers and learn more about the resources and services available to them. 
Baylor St. Luke’s adopts new Parkinson’s disease treatment Feb 20, 2019
New technology in deep brain stimulation is making treatment of Parkinson’s disease more precise and easier to maintain for the millions of people living with the debilitating disease
Researchers: tool can identify human trafficking victimsFeb 19, 2019
Researchers report a screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth than a commonly used psychosocial assessment.
Dr. Dick Kuo named chair of emergency medicineFeb 18, 2019
Dr. Dick Kuo, professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of the Henry J.N. Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Ruth Simmons named as 2019 commencement speakerFeb 18, 2019
Dr. Ruth Simmons will provide the John E. Whitmore Lecture commencement address at Baylor College of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies in May.
Findings suggest possible adult heart tissue regenerationFeb 14, 2019
An international team reports they have been able to open the possibility for treating heart disease by reprograming adult cardiomyocytes to a more fetal cell state.