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2012-08-09 10:20:09

Growing up next door to two young men with childhood disabilities helped Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Cynthia Peacock develop a quality that shaped her career as an academic physician humility. "I have always felt that professionalism in medicine is rooted in humility," said Peacock, who has been named the 2012 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism. "A physician's view is not universal, and we are not the center of the universe. We...

2012-08-09 10:17:45

The annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine series, hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, will begin Friday, Aug. 10. The series is directed by Dr. Kenya Steele, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM, and is free and open to the public. All presentations begin at 12:10 p.m. The series is supported by grants from the Community Hospital Foundation and the Alan Lambert Family Medicine Endowment. The 2012 series...

2012-08-08 10:25:54

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A tiny heart pump that maintains blood flow in babies and small children with serious heart failure proved effective and life-saving in a pioneering study involving 17 institutions led by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A report on this study appears today in the New England Journal of Medicine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-07-30 12:13:10

When dealing with musculoskeletal injuries, speedy diagnosis and treatment are important. A physical medicine and rehabilitation expert at Baylor College of Medicine now uses ultrasound technology to treat these issues in a clinical setting. "Musculoskeletal ultrasound is like a stethoscope for the musculoskeletal system," said Dr. John Harrell, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at BCM. "It has no known side effects, and it allows us to image soft tissues in real...

2012-07-20 02:22:18

Research Award and Celebrated Speakers Affirm Role of BIPAI at Texas Children's Hospital as Top Pediatric Global Health Resource HOUSTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest pediatric caregiver for AIDS, the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital, will be well-represented at the International AIDS Conference July 22-27 in Washington, DC. Professor Gabriel Anabwani will be awarded the...

2012-07-19 14:21:31

HOUSTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exactly one year after launching the Angolan Sickle Cell Initiative, Texas Children's Center for Global Health is proud to announce that more than 16,000 babies have been screened for this once-overlooked killer of children in Africa. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/DC43489) Encouraged by the First Lady of Angola, and aided by the vision and support of Mr. Ali Moshiri, president, Chevron Africa and Latin America...

West Nile Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease
2012-07-13 11:56:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who have a history of infection with West Nile virus (WNV) should be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD), after US researchers have found varying degrees of the life-threatening disease in 40 percent of those patients who also contracted the mosquito-borne illness at an earlier time. Researchers from three organizations -- Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas Health...

2012-07-11 02:25:39

DALLAS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Gradalis, Inc. announced the signing of a Master Collaboration Agreement focused on BCM scientists' use of Gradalis' proprietary bifunctional shRNA (bi-shRNA) platform in BCM's research directed at various biological targets for therapeutic intervention. The translational medicine collaboration covers multiple BCM investigators and multiple therapeutic targets in cancer. This collaboration will further BCM's...

2012-07-10 02:31:40

NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Montblanc announced today the new Texas Children's Hospital "Wish Lantern" application on the official Montblanc Facebook. The "Wish Lantern" application acts as a microsite within Montblanc's Facebook page. In several simple clicks, fans can purchase the bracelet, showcase their support with "share" features and create personal messages with the "Wish Lantern" feature. The "Wish Lantern" messages can then be sent to friends via email or...

2012-07-09 10:16:39

A transcription factor called Lyl-1 is necessary for production of the earliest cells that can become T-cells, critical cells born in the thymus that coordinate the immune response to cancer or infections, said a consortium of researchers led by those from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report in the journal Nature Immunology. These earliest progenitors (called early T lineage progenitor cells) are the first cells that can be identified as being on the road to becoming...