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New study finds outpatient diagnostic errors affect 1 in 20 U.S. adultsApr 17, 2014
Diagnostic errors occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study led by a researcher at Baylor.
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.
McNair Symposium gives research the spotlightMar 28, 2014
The third annual McNair Symposium will be held at Baylor College of Medicine featuring lectures by two Baylor McNair Scholars and three other guest lectures, Wednesday, April 2.
Researchers find anti-suicidal properties of ketamineMar 27, 2014
A low dose of the anesthetic ketamine helped to rapidly relieve suicidal thoughts in treatment resistant depression patients.
Scientists, parents join forces to identify new genetic disease in childrenMar 21, 2014
The discovery was unusually fast thanks to a combination of modern gene-sequencing techniques, social media and old-fashioned detective work.
Research on rare blood disorder leads to diagnostic test, potential new therapiesMar 20, 2014
A recent study by researchers, including those from Baylor and the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, has uncovered important advances in the understanding of a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
Energy toll of muscular dystrophy can play havoc with growthMar 6, 2014
Consortium of researchers finds duchenne muscular dystrophy takes a significant protein and energy toll, often at the expense of growth in a critical period in the lives of the youngsters and infant animals.
New lipid formulas prevent liver disease in premie pigletsFeb 19, 2014
Researchers at Baylor find using new lipid formula with fish oil could provide a healthier alternative to soybean oil in preventing liver disease in piglets.
Maestro coregulator SRC-2 orchestrates metabolism and circadian rhythmFeb 13, 2014
Baylor researchers find steroid receptor coactivator-2, a master molecule, synchronizes whole-body metabolism with circadian rhythm.