Latest news from Baylor College of Medicine

Statins combined with new treatment reduces cardio eventsNov 10, 2018
Researchers have shown that a particular treatment significantly reduced cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, in patients who continue to have high triglyceride levels on statin therapy.
Research team recognized for organ-on-a-chip designNov 8, 2018
To find the right cure for blood vessel diseases, researchers are working to design technology to predict the workings of vascular diseases and responses to drugs at a patient-specific level.
Getting hairy for a causeNov 7, 2018
If it looks like men are not shaving in November, they may actually be participating in No-Shave November or Movember, two campaigns that put the focus on men’s health issues.
CPRIT award brings cancer epigenetics researcher to BaylorNov 7, 2018
Dr. Tao Wu recently joined the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor through a $2 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Evenings with Genetics offers update on rare Angelman SyndromeNov 6, 2018
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will focus on Angelman Syndrome, with expert speakers providing an update on treatment and research efforts for the disease.
Patients’ experiences inform misdiagnosis improvement effortNov 5, 2018
To gain insight into the patient perspective on diagnostic errors, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine conducted a study to identify factors that could contribute to diagnostic error, specifically those related to patient-physician interaction.
Researchers solve mystery surrounding form of Batten diseaseNov 5, 2018
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has uncovered an unexpected mechanism that can explain a form of Batten disease called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 8.
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing feverNov 2, 2018
While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas. 
PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.
Space health institute awards postdoctoral fellowshipsNov 1, 2018
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), led by Baylor College of Medicine, has awarded postdoctoral fellowships to two outstanding early career scientists.