Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Expert cautions reality television love might not be so real Jan 3, 2017
While millions of people tune in to watch love unfold on reality TV, Dr. James Bray cautions that these relationships may not be as real as they seem.
Breast cancer researchers receive $900,000 to support study of treatment resistance, drug efficacyDec 28, 2016
Dr. Meghashyam Kavuri and Dr. Xi Chen have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support their breast cancer research.
In 2017, focus on reset rather than resolutionDec 27, 2016
Nutrition expert Roberta Anding suggests focusing instead on a reset of a healthy lifestyle with more realistic decisions in 2017.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Genes Nardilysin and OGDHL linked to human neurological conditionsDec 22, 2016
An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria and its chaperone, nardilysin are linked to progressive loss of neurological function in humans.
Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorderDec 22, 2016
Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
New, smaller artificial heart implanted at Baylor St. Luke’s Dec 22, 2016
Doctors at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have successfully implanted a new, smaller version of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart for patient suffering from biventricular end-stage heart failure.
Breakthrough Prize, Red Carpet Event open eyes of future scientists Dec 20, 2016
Since being honored with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Dr. Huda Zoghbi has been busy answering hundreds of emails from people around the world inspired by her.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center opens study of new treatmentDec 20, 2016
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.