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Researchers find evidence of local transmission of dengue virus in HoustonOct 9, 2013
In a retrospective study of three years of blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples submitted for West Nile virus testing in the Houston area, researchers at the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine found that 47 of the samples
Risks associated with over-the-counter medicines, kids under sixOct 7, 2013
Baylor experts offer advice on over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children, especially those younger than 6 years old.
BCM researchers win National Science Foundation awardSep 27, 2013
The National Science Foundation grant will support Baylor research focused on statistical tools needed to analyze and "mine" data to discover biomarkers, drug targets, disrupted disease networks and disease sub-types.
Zoghbi to receive Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller UniversitySep 9, 2013
Zoghbi, a professor of neuroscience, pediatrics, molecular and human genetics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, credits BCM’s nurturing and collaborative atmosphere with boosting her succ
New options in sickle cell treatment focus on long-term maintenanceSep 9, 2013
Baylor researchers aim at developing more efficient and progressive forms of treatment that could potentially benefit patients around the world.
New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.
Simple chores can teach youngsters responsibility, independenceAug 27, 2013
Baylor expert says research shows that when children are given simple chores at an early age, it teaches them independent living skills that will help them adapt to adulthood.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomasAug 26, 2013
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Start of school year doesn’t have to be stressfulAug 9, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine doctor offers tips on how to help your child cope with the start of the school year.
Kids born small should get movingAug 8, 2013
BCM researchers part of study that finds female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults.