Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) was established in 1900 in Houston, Texas. BCM is a top rated university hospital for patient care and biomedical research. BCM is rated 13th overall for all medical schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report 2009. BCM is rated 2nd for federal funding for research among all medical schools in the USA. Baylor is located in the Texas Medical Center and has affiliations with 8 teaching hospitals in the Houston area. BCM scientist/MD Zoghbi was awarded the Vilcek Award for 2009 for biomedical research. BCM is a private medical school.

Address
One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030
Website
http://www.bcm.edu/index.cfm
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Gerontology & Geriatrics

GlyNAC supplementation reverses aging hallmarks in aging humans

A randomized, double blind human clinical trial conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveals that supplementation with GlyNAC—a combination of glycine and N-acetylcysteine—improves many age-associated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify an Achilles' heel in neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops from neural cells on the adrenal glands, accounts for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Almost half of children with high-risk neuroblastoma harbor extra copies of the gene MYCN ...

Health

Tips for healthy school lunches on a budget

As children head back to school, many parents are seeking cost-effective, healthy lunch options. Courtney Cary, senior registered dietitian in the Department of Medicine-Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of ...

Health

Tips to fuel your vegetarian or vegan child

When pursuing a vegetarian or vegan diet, it's important to be thoughtful about planning meals to ensure sufficient nutrient intake. Parents of vegetarian or vegan athletes should be sure to feed their children nutritious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Raising awareness of spina bifida

Spina bifida is the most common birth defect of the central nervous system and the second most common of all structural birth defects. To learn more about it, Baylor College of Medicine's From the Labs sat with Dr. Richard ...

Pediatrics

Keeping new and young athletes healthy

A new school year presents the opportunity for many students to start a new physical activity or get back into playing their favorite sport, but it's important for parents to understand the safest way for their young athletes ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Avoiding pickleball injuries in older adults

As pickleball is becoming increasingly popular among older adults, they should be mindful of injuries that occur while playing the sport. A Baylor College of Medicine sports medicine expert explains how injuries form and ...

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