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Important reminders on Diabetes Alert Day

Important reminders on Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day and Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, professor of medicine – diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine, gives us a few important reminders about diabetes and pre-diabetes. All adults should be screened for diabetes. If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, meaning you are at high risk for developing the disease, … Continue reading

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Helping people diagnosed with major depression feel better in as little as a few hours? Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, says its can happen. The drug that could make it a reality? Ketamine—a drug approved for anesthesia, but known … Continue reading

Tsais offer advice for work, marriage partnerships

Tsais offer advice for work, marriage partnerships

Hard work. It’s not only the key to a successful research career, but also to a successful marriage. Nobody knows this better than Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, both professors in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Their 42 years of marriage and 40 years of research at Baylor have been the definition … Continue reading

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

David Ferguson and Ryan Fleischmann, two self-proclaimed “science guys” at Baylor College of Medicine, are expanding their horizons from the lab to the board room through the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, an initiative of the Avon Foundation, the Center for Advancing Innovation and the National Institutes of Health. The challenge is designed to accelerate the … Continue reading

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Our remarkable faculty received accolades over the past year for their professional achievements, research findings and contributions to medicine and science. Take a look back of the researchers, the awards and other events that happened during 2013. Dr. Kline receives Humanitarian Award Internationally recognized HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr. Mark Kline was honored in April by the … Continue reading

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

It’s hard to believe 2014 is just two short weeks away. But before we roll into a new year, Momentum continues to look back at some of our announcements, exciting events and important research, that happened at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013. O’Malley’s research honored, funded Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of molecular and cellular … Continue reading

What is the cost of cutting research dollars?

What is the cost of cutting research dollars?

The across-the-board cuts of the federal government’s “sequester” involve more than dollars and cents. At the level of the National Institutes of Health, it involves the hope that biomedical science offers to people with now-incurable disease. Academic health centers such as Baylor College of Medicine and those in the Texas Medical Center represent the best … Continue reading

BCM doctor’s collaboration with family helps patients with severe form of epilepsy

BCM doctor’s collaboration with family helps patients with severe form of epilepsy

A patient-doctor relationship turned friendship has now grown into a collaboration that is helping others with a newly-discovered and severe form of infantile onset epilepsy known as KCNQ2 deficiency. Dr. Edward C. Cooper, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded grants from the Jack Pribaz Foundation of Winfield, … Continue reading

Autism Awareness: New insights and research

Autism Awareness: New insights and research

This April, Autism Awareness Month, you might see the familiar ribbon with colorful puzzle pieces on shirts, bumper stickers, social media and more. The pattern represents the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum, but new theories and research may help put some of those puzzle pieces in the right places. A recent Baylor College … Continue reading