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Five tips for living with diabetes

Five tips for living with diabetes

While diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease, it is also very treatable, which means you can integrate your diabetes care into your regular life style and make it work for you. It is important to keep in mind three components:  diet, exercise, and diabetes medications. I get many questions about diabetes management and patients often … Continue reading

Science as art

Science as art

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. We’ve highlighted works of art that adorn the front of the College, sculptures that captivate and honor, as well as the artwork of our students. Today, we look at … Continue reading

Where health policy, medicine and ethics meet

Where health policy, medicine and ethics meet

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Is it ethical to inform a research participant of clinically significant test results if he or she had previously been told that such results would not be disclosed? Is it ethical to allow a pregnant … Continue reading

Natural way to help premature infants grow

Natural way to help premature infants grow

Baylor researchers have found a natural way to supplement premature infants diets. Instead of using oils or infant formula, they found that a cream supplement, a byproduct of pasteurizing donor breast milk, can help these babies grow. Dr. Amy Hair, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and … Continue reading

What inspires biomedical research?

What inspires biomedical research?

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Christian Schaaf wants to identify the underlying cause of high-functioning autism. Schaaf, physician-scientist, is an assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the Jan and … Continue reading

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Ever wonder what it takes to be both a physician and a scientist? Maria Monica Gramatges, M.D., a 2012 recipient of the CHAO Physician Scientists Award, discusses her unusual career path and how Baylor has … Continue reading

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. The Advanced Technology Core Labs at Baylor College of Medicine provides faculty, trainees, and students with every possible resource to pursue their research objectives. Established in 2010, the ATC consists of 19 labs that offer specialized … Continue reading

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

With the goal of connecting researchers, clinicians and resources in mind, Baylor College of Medicine launched the Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research in 2013. The platform, commonly referred to as VIICTR, was developed to foster innovation, collaboration and data sharing across a multi-institutional network of scientific investigators, clinicians and community leaders to … Continue reading

From the bench to the market place

From the bench to the market place

Each year Baylor College of Medicine faculty, students and staff develop new therapeutics, devices, research tools, and uncover new methods in the biomedical field that may have commercial potential. As innovations are crafted and perfected in the labs, the College’s Baylor Licensing Group helps create the bridge from the lab to patients and the public. … Continue reading

What to do with unexpected research results

What to do with unexpected research results

When research results are not as expected, it can be challenging for the investigator, especially for those just starting out. However, as Dr. Thomas Kosten, professor and the Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, reminds us, some of the best work can … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

In 1979, Pink Floyd premieres the live version of “The Wall” in Los Angeles. McDonalds debuts the Happy Meal and C-SPAN launched the first televised congressional session of the U.S. House of Representatives. Jimmy Carter was president. A stamp cost 15 cents and a gallon of regular gas cost 86 cents. As the 70s draw to … Continue reading

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

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