Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease a risk factor for liver cancerAug 27, 2018
To establish a better understanding of the link between the risk for liver cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers conducted a large, retrospective study of patients with and without NAFLD.
Baylor awarded CPRIT Grants for research, recruitmentAug 27, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded more than $31 million by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support new research, core facilities and recruitment of new faculty to support the fight against cancer.
Research reveals gene regulation can be digital or stochasticAug 23, 2018
A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health Roadmap Epigenomics Project has discovered that DNA methylation involved in gene regulation is largely digital and stochastic.
Electrophysiological signals identify Parkinson’s subtypesAug 22, 2018
Researchers have now found neural correlates of two main Parkinson’s disease phenotypes that could lead to more precise or personalized deep brain stimulation treatments.
Harvey health hazard study open to more participantsAug 22, 2018
Researchers have been awarded three grants to continue working to identify what dangers might have been in the flood waters, and new participants are needed as well as those who have already taken part in the study.
Questions to ask before opting for plastic surgeryAug 21, 2018
Making the decision to undergo plastic surgery should not be taken lightly, according to plastic surgeon Dr. Shayan Izaddoost. Here are some considerations one should take before committing to a procedure.
Baylor leads collaborative effort to recruit surgeon-scientistsAug 21, 2018
A collaborative effort has culminated in the T32 Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Environmental health study looks at epigenome, evolutionAug 20, 2018
Baylor’s Center for Precision Environmental Health receives $1.58 million grant from the John S. Templeton Foundation to study a new role of the epigenome in evolution.
Muscle doesn’t weigh more than fatAug 16, 2018
The reassuring phrase ‘muscle weighs more than fat’ can be heard reverberating in gyms across the country, but how much truth is there to it? Registered dietitian Roberta Anding says not much.
Topics for medical ethics, health policy seminar announcedAug 16, 2018
To help open and foster a dialogue with the broader Houston community, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy announces the latest installments of its interactive seminar series, The Conversation.