Research News

Scalp cooling effective in reducing hair loss during chemoFeb 14, 2017
Dr. Julie Nangia reports the results of her research studying the effectiveness of scalp cooling therapy in reducing hair loss in women undergoing chemotherapy.
Personalized cardiovascular health needed for an aging populationFeb 13, 2017
Baylor researchers are using data  to pinpoint the best recommendations for prediction, treatment and prevention for the aging population.
Vital links between brain tumors, epileptic seizures foundFeb 7, 2017
Research suggests detecting brain tumors at the earliest possible stage and eliminating them before seizures begin might be possible one day.
Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblastsJan 27, 2017
Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Researcher contributes to project to help cancer diagnosisJan 26, 2017
An international research group including Baylor College of Medicine has received a Catalyst Award to investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to primary care practitioners.
Study shows link between Hepatitis C virus, multiple cancersJan 26, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Kramer and colleagues examine the link between HCV and other cancers within the U.S. elderly population.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome compositionJan 23, 2017
A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age. 
Maternal diet in mice alters energy, behavior in male offspringJan 19, 2017
Researchers have found that the adult offspring of mouse dams that consumed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation had an increase in body fat, lower energy expenditure and increase in anxiety-like behavior.
Core lab adds to services for researchers at Baylor, beyondJan 12, 2017
The BioEngineering Core joins more than two dozen Advanced Technology Core Laboratories support research of faculty at Baylor and the Texas Medical Center on a fee-for-service basis.
Fighting sickle cell disease using a type 2 diabetes medicationJan 10, 2017
Researchers have discovered promising new treatments for sickle cell disease, the first new drug treatment in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.