Baylor College of Medicine researchers are looking for a means to genetically convert scar tissue into muscle tissue at the cellular level, which could ultimately be a way to treat heart attack and heart failure patients.
Neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Sameer Sheth has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. He is joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor and vice-chair of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
A team of researchers has found that a widely prescribed antibiotic increases the risk of tears and rupture on the main artery of the body, the aorta, in a mouse model of human aortic aneurysms and dissections.
An effort between a surgical oncologist and plastic surgeon can provide an opportunity for women diagnosed with breast cancer to not only have the lump removed, but also get a breast lift at the same time.