Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.
Space health institute awards postdoctoral fellowshipsNov 1, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), led by Baylor College of Medicine, has awarded postdoctoral fellowships to two outstanding early career scientists.
Scientist fellowships available: Help NASA get to MarsOct 30, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine is requesting proposals from postdoctoral fellows performing research related to human spaceflight.
Fathers needed for online survey Oct 29, 2018
Researchers are looking for fathers of children between the ages of 5 to 11 years to complete an online survey.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lectureOct 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
New orthopedic surgery clinic opens in HoustonOct 24, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery has opened a new clinic in Houston’s west side.
Distinct stages in infant microbiome development identifiedOct 24, 2018
In the largest clinical microbiome study in infants reported to date, a team found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures. 
Precision medicine grand rounds welcomes expert in the fieldOct 23, 2018
The inaugural Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Precision Medicine Grand Rounds will feature guest lecturer Dr. Anantha Shekhar, an expert in the field of precision medicine.
Making moves to understand cognitive function in the brainOct 22, 2018
In a study in the current edition of Nature, researchers at Baylor have found the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive functions.
Dr. Alastair Thompson to lead breast surgical oncologyOct 22, 2018
Dr. Alastair Thompson is bringing his expertise Baylor as the new section chief of breast surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and co-director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.