Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor researchers working to find target blood pressure levels after strokeJun 29, 2016
A consortium of researchers found clues to the ideal healthy blood pressure level for patients following a stroke.
Collisions during DNA replication and transcription contribute to mutagenesisJun 29, 2016
Researchers have determined that Collisions during DNA replication and transcription can significantly contribute to mutagenesis.
Helping breast cancer patients discover body confidence during swimsuit seasonJun 29, 2016
Swimsuit season can be particularly tough for some women undergoing breast cancer treatment, or who have had reconstructive surgery. 
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertilityJun 27, 2016
New research into which genes are required for male fertility could lead to a better understanding of the genetic changes that lead to male infertility, and to design strategies to overcome them.
Expert offers tips on going meat-free once a weekJun 27, 2016
Registered Dietitian Roberta Anding says going meatless once a week can be beneficial to your diet, and she offers tips on how to have a successful meat-free day.
Angola Sickle Cell Initiative teaming with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide children with medication for sickle cell diseaseJun 24, 2016
The Angola Sickle Cell Initiative is teaming up with Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide access to medication for children with sickle cell disease in Angola.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Chonghui ChengJun 24, 2016
Dr. Chonghui Cheng joins Baylor's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as an associate professor, continuing her work to explore how RNA regulation controls breast cancer metastasis.
Guided procedures ensure accuracy of therapeutic injectionsJun 23, 2016
Baylor expert encourages those seeking therapeutic injections, to be sure to seek a physician who is trained in image-guided procedures to deliver the medication accurately.
Negative feedback loops help maintain function of mutated proteinsJun 22, 2016
A study by Cullen Chair and Professor Olivier Lichtarge and Dr. Christophe Herman pins down a process by which some mutations may foster an organism’s long term adaptation while putting its immediate fitness at less risk. 
Dr. Brendan Lee honored with American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern AwardJun 22, 2016
Dr. Brendan Lee, the Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics and professor and chair of the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the ASHG 2016 Curt Stern Award.