Research News

Study provides consensus on association between allergies and glioma risk Feb 5, 2016
Researchers found an inverse association between allergies, asthma and eczema and a brain cancer called glioma, meaning that people who have the allergic conditions may be less likely to develop the brain cancer.
Blood sucking fated in bed bug’s genomeFeb 2, 2016
International consortium sequence the genome of the common bed bug, findings could lead to pesticide resistance.
Origins of cancer subgroup identifiedJan 28, 2016
A team of researchers have developed a method to find the origins of common childhood brain cancer.
Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatmentsJan 28, 2016
Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Researchers find improved outcomes in premature infants who are fed an exclusive human milk based dietJan 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find premature infants weighing less than 1,250 grams at birth showed improved overall outcomes after the implementation of the human milk-based diet. 
Identification of a new hearing impairment gene implicates the involvement of the S1PR gene family in human diseaseJan 21, 2016
An international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine find gene mutation associated with hearing loss.
Volunteers needed for LAM studyDec 22, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers for a new study to determine the efficacy of the drug saracatinib in treating women with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM.
Neuroblastoma research at Baylor receives funding through support of Today show viewersDec 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist Dr. Andras Heczey has received a grant from the American Cancer Society funded by viewers of the Today Show through its Shine a Light campaign.
Volunteers needed for study on depression and gut functionDec 11, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting volunteers for a study to understand how depression and gut function may be related in youth.
Normalizing the levels of MeCP2 in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome restores neurological functionNov 25, 2015
Using genetic techniques and a small molecule that can target specific genetic material, Baylor researchers find it is possible to reverse the effects of neurological disorders in mice.