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Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studiesSep 22, 2016
Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patientsSep 6, 2016
A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettesJun 15, 2016
Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers NetworkJun 8, 2016
The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Volunteers needed for e-cigarette and cigarette smokers’ research studyMay 3, 2016
Baylor is recruiting volunteers for a pilot study to determine the effects of smoking either electronic cigarettes or tobacco on the bacteria found within the human body.
Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of MedicineApr 9, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
The time has come for Tobacco 21 lawMar 23, 2016
Laws aimed at reducing young people’s access to cigarettes should be extended more broadly across the nation, urged experts including Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stephanie Morain.
New research into the genetic basis of mesothelioma opens new doors for better treatmentFeb 29, 2016
A report published in Nature Genetics this week provides new hope for more effective treatments of Malignant pleural mesothelioma.
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine brings ‘Magic of Motown’ to Houston to benefit Baylor Lung Institute Feb 8, 2016
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine will host a tribute to “The Magic of Motown” benefitting the Baylor Lung Institute.
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaOct 5, 2015
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosisJun 2, 2015
In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation systemMar 3, 2015
Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of MedicineJul 14, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker will start seeing patients July 15 at the Baylor Clinic, and will conduct surgeries at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Dr. David Sugarbaker will lead comprehensive lung center at BaylorMar 20, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker, an internationally recognized leader in thoracic surgery and mesothelioma, will join the Baylor faculty this July and lead the new Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine.
Grant will fund development of spirometry toolkitNov 26, 2013
A Baylor College of Medicine professor is developing a spirometry toolkit to effectively diagnose asthma and COPD.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groupsNov 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Hepatitis C virus infection screening recommendationsJun 26, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine experts are supporting the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding screening for hepatitis C virus infection.
Grant supports discovery of new uses for existing moleculesJun 18, 2013
A Baylor College of Medicine professor has been awarded a grant to study a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a progressive lung disease with no current cure.
Gene mutation analysis may point to imprinting in newborn lung diseaseMay 1, 2013
Kids with the disease can also have anatomical problems involving organs of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genitourinary systems.
NIH funds study of beta blockers in treating asthmaApr 19, 2013
The federally funded study will allow the researchers to study the use of this beta blocker in more patients.
New clinic treats bronchiectasis patientsFeb 27, 2013
New Baylor College of Medicine clinic treats patients with lung condition bronchiectasis.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatmentsMay 2, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.
Lung transplant now viable option at any ageSep 10, 2010
End-stage lung disease patients see new hope as BCM expert says lung transplants viable at any age.