Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Mosquito saliva alone triggers unexpected immune responseMay 17, 2018
Researchers have taken a closer look at the effect of mosquito saliva alone and found that it can trigger an unexpected variety of immune responses in an animal model of the human immune system. 
Baylor, BillionToOne collaborate for non-invasive prenatal testMay 16, 2018
In an effort to provide safe testing to expecting mothers, Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with BillionToOne in a joint clinical study of a novel, non-invasive blood test that detects sickle cell disease during pregnancy.
Expert highlights need to raise awareness about asthmaMay 14, 2018
To raise awareness about asthma, May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
Baylor College of Medicine honors faculty with Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research AwardsMay 9, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine has honored five of its leading faculty with the 2018 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award, which recognizes published scientific contributions to clinical or basic biomedical research over the past three years.
Baylor to participate in NIH trial for universal flu vaccineMay 7, 2018
A Phase 2 trial of an investigational universal influenza vaccine intended to protect against multiple strains of the virus is being conducted at four U.S. sites, including at Baylor College of Medicine.
Allied Health school renamed to School of Health ProfessionsMay 7, 2018
The Academic Council and Board of Trustees at Baylor College of Medicine have approved the renaming of the School of Allied Health Sciences to the School of Health Professions.
Xia-Gibbs Syndrome study led to new patient registryMay 4, 2018
Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have established a registry to collect genetic and other clinical information from patients with Xia-Gibbs Syndrome.
Marmoset monkey model of Zika virus infection offers new insights into the human conditionMay 3, 2018
A team of researchers found a novel marmoset model of human Zika virus infection offers new opportunities for better understanding of how the virus causes congenital disease in humans.
NIH renews grant to advance digestive disease researchMay 2, 2018
A National Institutes of Health grant is a commitment to continue the impactful work being done through the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.
Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defectsMay 1, 2018
New findings support the search for supplements that might prevent folic acid-resistant human neural tube defects in the future.