Baylor College of Medicine News

Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor Orthotics and Prosthetics Program helps Komodo dragon get on the right footApr 9, 2015
Baylor faculty in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program developed an orthosis to help the 7-foot, 200 pound Komodo dragon use his right foot more proficiently.
Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsyApr 8, 2015
A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to Baylor researchers.
New ways to flush out sinus infectionsApr 6, 2015
New sinus therapeutics, including baby shampoo sinus irrigation and probiotic sinus rinses, can lessen symptoms and ward off sinus infections.
MiMIC proves versatile in fruit fliesApr 2, 2015
Minos-mediated integration cassette provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues.
Stanford psychiatry chair to speak at Baylor College of MedicineApr 1, 2015
Dr. Laura Roberts, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry and deliver a lecture April 15.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi honored for distinguished achievement in developmental psychobiology Mar 27, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pioneering scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi is this year’s recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology.
Experts ramp up efforts to improve TB testing in childrenMar 24, 2015
Experts from around the world, including Baylor, call for continued and increased focus on providing more accurate tuberculosis testing.
Ellis receives ASCO award for contributions to breast cancer genomics research, mentorshipMar 23, 2015
Dr. Matthew Ellis has been named recipient of the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Put a lid on it: Improper storage of makeup could lead to infectionMar 23, 2015
Not storing makeup properly and using out-of-date cosmetics can result in infection, said dermatology experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
First evaluation of HER2-specific ‘killer’ T cells in humansMar 23, 2015
A clinical trial has shown promise for a new type of immunotherapy treatment for patients with HER2-positive sarcoma and may extend to other types of cancer.