School of Tropical Medicine News

How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephalyNov 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
Dr. Cristina Poveda Cuevas named 2019 STAT Wunderkind Nov 12, 2019
Dr. Cristina Poveda Cuevas, a research associate in the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named a 2019 STAT Wunderkind by STAT News.
Graduates inspired to hold firm to values, build future for allMay 29, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s 2019 Commencement was held Tuesday, May 28, marking the graduation of 158 students from the School of Medicine and 103 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Excellence in education honored at BaylorMay 17, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s top educational leaders were honored at Faculty Awards Day, Thursday, May 16.
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefaliaDec 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infectionDec 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing feverNov 2, 2018
While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas. 
Dr. María Elena Bottazzi honored for work on Chagas vaccineJun 5, 2018
The Latin American nonprofit Fundación Carlos Slim has awarded Dr. María Elena Bottazzi the 2018 Research Trajectory Slim Health Award for her 20-year work developing vaccines for parasitic diseases.
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 18, 2018
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
Hotez joins U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation boardFeb 8, 2018
Dr. Peter Hotez was appointed as a representative to the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Board of Governors.