Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Distinct stages in infant microbiome development identifiedOct 24, 2018
In the largest clinical microbiome study in infants reported to date, a team found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures. 
Precision medicine grand rounds welcomes expert in the fieldOct 23, 2018
The inaugural Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Precision Medicine Grand Rounds will feature guest lecturer Dr. Anantha Shekhar, an expert in the field of precision medicine.
Making moves to understand cognitive function in the brainOct 22, 2018
In a study in the current edition of Nature, researchers at Baylor have found the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive functions.
Dr. Alastair Thompson to lead breast surgical oncologyOct 22, 2018
Dr. Alastair Thompson is bringing his expertise Baylor as the new section chief of breast surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and co-director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.
Protein connection shown to be major player in cancer growthOct 19, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer.
$5 million grant to expand blood cancer therapy optionsOct 18, 2018
Using a new grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a team from Baylor College of Medicine will work to develop more widely applicable targeted cellular therapies for leukemia and lymphoma.
How divorced parents can keep Halloween sweet for kidsOct 17, 2018
Trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume and having fun are all most children want to do on Halloween, but for some divorced families it can be a challenge to figure out how to make the night a treat and not a fright. 
Baylor College of Medicine announces 16th annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry AwardsOct 16, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine announces the 16th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.
Special issue of journal highlights ClinGen programOct 12, 2018
A special issue of the journal Human Mutation contains 25 papers related to the activities of the National Human Genome Research Institute-funded Clinical Genome Resource program (ClinGen) and ClinVar.
Undiagnosed Diseases Network finds 31 new syndromesOct 10, 2018
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a consortium of researchers including Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Stanford University and other institutions, has found 31 new syndromes within two years of the group’s inception.