News from the Baylor Ecosystem
BCM faculty, clinicians, researchers, and staff are advancing medicine and changing the ways we deliver and access care. Here we feature an array of information channels to keep you up to date with the latest advancements from the BCM community, including:
- Momentum, which spans health news, medical education updates, healthcare, community, and events around BCM
- From the Labs, which spotlights new and innovative bench science from BCM researchers.
- The Stitch, which shares the expertise of researchers and clinicians in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery as well as the voices of patients who have undergone surgery and found healing.
- PolicyWise, which explores the full spectrum of health and science policy, from public health to emerging biotechnologies.
- BCM News, which features the headlines-making accomplishments of researchers, faculty, and staff from across BCM.
- Progress Notes, which shares students' stories from the clinics, their thoughts on medicine and healthcare, and stories from the frontlines of research.
- BCM Family, which helps you catch up on news from Baylor College of Medicine posted on the BCM Family newsletter online.
Cardiogenic shock doubles in-hospital mortality risk for children with worsening HF
Recent findings from BCM researchers identify that children experiencing worsening heart failure face a doubled risk of in-hospital mortality when complicated by cardiogenic shock, emphasizing the critical nature of early detection and intervention.
Cracking the code: How what you eat might affect your cancer risk
Investigating the intricate relationship between diet and cancer risk, BCM researchers explore how dietary choices may influence the genetic code, offering insights into potential connections between nutrition and cancer susceptibility.
What is Dry January and should I do Dry February?
The Stich discusses a trend where individuals abstain from alcohol for the month of January, exploring the potential benefits of such a practice and raising the question of whether a "Dry February" could also be a beneficial health challenge.
Handles of empathy: Navigating the complexity of humanity in medicine and art
The Policywise blog reflects on the intertwined elements of empathy in both medicine and art, exploring the capacity for understanding and connecting with the human experience in these distinct yet interconnected realms.
A novel switch to turn genes on/off on cue
BCM researchers have made a groundbreaking development—a novel gene switch capable of precisely controlling gene activity. This innovation holds promise for advancing the field of gene therapy with its ability to regulate genes on and off as needed.
Space health advancement reaches beyond borders
Momentum highlights the expansive impact of space health advancements, emphasizing their significance beyond borders. It explores the broader implications and applications of space health innovations.