Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Zoghbi honored with Canada International Gairdner Award Mar 28, 2017
Dr. Huda Zoghbi is being honored by the Gairdner Foundation with the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award for seminal discoveries and contributions to biomedical science.
Novel approach can reveal better breast cancer treatmentsMar 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment by seeking to neutralize specific biological growth drivers.
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesMar 27, 2017
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Cancer center outreach group to host colorectal cancer playMar 24, 2017
In observation of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Baylor College of Medicine will host a play that will help educate African-Americans about the importance of preventing colorectal cancer.
Scientists assemble Zika virus mosquito genome from scratchMar 23, 2017
A multi-institutional team has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual, physical disabilityMar 23, 2017
An international team of researchers from institutions around the world has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits.
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for TexansMar 22, 2017
A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Neurons deep in brain more active than once thoughtMar 21, 2017
New research may signal a major shift in our understanding of how the cerebellum encodes information.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
New SMA treatment topic of March Evenings with GeneticsMar 21, 2017
On Tuesday, March 28, Evenings with Genetics will highlight a new drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy.