Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancerJan 15, 2019
A team of scientists found that the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against uterine cancer by suppressing the overgrowth and transformation into cancer cells of the endometrium.
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteinsJan 10, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer.
How to live your life to the fullestJan 9, 2019
Dr. Karen Lawson gives her advice on what it can mean to live your life to its full potential. 
Step into the new year with the right shoesJan 8, 2019
If the shoe fits, you’re on the right track to achieving your resolution for a healthier 2019, according to Dr. Ronald Lepow, a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosisJan 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.
Fungi cause brain infection and memory impairment in miceJan 4, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.
Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.
Malignant brain tumors found in higher numbers in AppalachiaDec 20, 2018
A recent study showed that compared to the rest of the U.S., the Appalachian region has a 5 percent higher incidence of malignant primary brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors.
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard awarded mentor award from NatureDec 19, 2018
Dr. Kjersti Aagaard has been honored with a 2018 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science.
Space institute seeks biomedical research advances Dec 18, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health is calling for groundbreaking investigative proposals aimed at protecting human health in space.