Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythmsSep 19, 2018
A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
Grant supports identifying leukemia, Down syndrome linkSep 18, 2018
To better understand a predisposition for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome, a team of researchers will sequence the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging populationSep 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.
Welcome Dr. Taylor RipleySep 11, 2018
Dr. Taylor Ripley joins the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, bringing his expertise in mesothelioma, thoracic surgical oncology and robotic thoracic surgery.
Find the flu vaccine for youSep 10, 2018
School’s back, which means that germs that are carry illnesses such as influenza can start to spread rapidly. The good news is that with a variety of flu vaccination options, almost everyone can find just the right one for their needs.
Study examines predictors of dialysis facility experiencesSep 10, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined associations between dialysis facility performance with patient experience measures and patient, facility and geographic characteristics.
Breakthrough reveals mutation driving acute myeloid leukemiaSep 10, 2018
Researchers have discovered that the growth of leukemic cells depends on mutant NPM1 gene and its abnormal transport out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm of the cell.
Study: HPV cancer survivors at risk for second HPV cancerSep 7, 2018
A retrospective study found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers.
$2 million grant to fund Pregnancy Resuscitation ProgramSep 6, 2018
Dr. Peter Nielsen received a five-year, $2 million grant to develop a program to train specialists and emergency responders who treat women who experience cardiac arrest during pregnancy.
2018 Compassion and the Art of Medicine series beginsSep 5, 2018
The annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine series hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine will take place this fall.