Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Overeating during the holidays is bad for your kidneys Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam explains how overeating during the holidays can impact your kidneys.
Ciprofloxacin increases risk of tears, rupture in mouse aortas Nov 14, 2017
A team of researchers has found that a widely prescribed antibiotic increases the risk of tears and rupture on the main artery of the body, the aorta, in a mouse model of human aortic aneurysms and dissections.
After Harvey: how to cope during the holiday season Nov 14, 2017
Dr. Asim Shah discusses the challenges of being displaced after Hurricane Harvey and how to overcome them during the holidays.
Defects in cell’s ‘waste disposal system’ linked to Parkinson’sNov 13, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Signs that someone you know may have an eating disorderNov 9, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Asim Shah explains what to watch out for when it comes to anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Evenings with Genetics features panel of scientists and leaders to discuss research fundingNov 8, 2017
On Nov. 15, Evenings with Genetics, a speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, will host “Partners in Progress: Families and Scientists Catalyze Research for Rare Diseases."
Study examines battlefield chemicals, prostate cancer linkNov 7, 2017
The link between exposure to battlefield chemicals and prostate cancer in veterans is not well understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are hoping to change that. 
Low-fat diet may lower postmenopausal pancreatic cancer riskNov 6, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have released the findings of the impact a low-fat diet has on pancreatic cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weightNov 6, 2017
Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
TRI for Space Health awards four postdoctoral fellowshipsOct 31, 2017
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRI for Space Health), led by Baylor College of Medicine, has awarded postdoctoral fellowships to four outstanding early career scientists.