Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Scorpion venom component may treat rheumatoid arthritisFeb 26, 2018
A group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRITFeb 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults
Dr. Sameer Sheth named new McNair ScholarFeb 23, 2018
Neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Sameer Sheth has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. He is joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor and vice-chair of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Defects on regulators of disease-causing proteins can cause neurological disease Feb 22, 2018
New research provides a better understanding of the genetic basis of neurological diseases and suggests that identifying protein regulators would single out new candidates for disease-causing genes.
New treatment offers pain relief without surgeryFeb 21, 2018
A Baylor expert says a fat-derived stem cell injection may be an option for those seeking relief from sports related injuries due to conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee, partial rotator cuff tears, joint and tendon injuries, or tennis elbow.
You’re never too old to play sportsFeb 20, 2018
Sports medicine expert Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen says muscle conditioning and proper training can help reduce age-related loss of muscle mass and minimize the risk of injury.
Gala to raise funds to support mental health research and honor hometown icons, the McIngvale FamilyFeb 20, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine's Texas on My Mind celebration will be held Friday, April 20 at the new Post Oak Hotel.
Ethicists explore ways to regulate unproven stem cell therapiesFeb 19, 2018
A new report demonstrates that individual and class action lawsuits from individuals injured by stem cell treatments can be an effective new tool in fighting to crack down on these unproven therapies.
Minimally invasive method can redo heart valve replacementsFeb 19, 2018
There are some instances in life where you wish you could have a redo, but surgery isn’t one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas discusses a minimally invasive approach to redoing valve replacements.
Study shows link between youth trauma, political participation Feb 16, 2018
Baylor researchers explore the links between negative experiences during adolescence and beliefs about government and political participation.