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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Medical research

A moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevity

A newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect, or chromatin stress, triggers in cells a response that leads to a longer life. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Research ...

Medical research

A new strategy 'raises the volume' of gut-body communication

Throughout the gastrointestinal tract there are specialized hormone-producing cells called enteroendocrine cells and, although they comprise only a small population of the total cells, they are one of the most important moderators ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Seizures in Alzheimer's mouse model disrupt adult neurogenesis

Memory impairment and mood changes are typically observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease but what disturbs these neuronal functions is unclear. Some researchers have proposed that alterations in the production of new ...

Neuroscience

Understanding brain activity when you name what you see

You see an object, you think of its name and then you say it. This apparently simple activity engages a set of brain regions that must interact with each other to produce the behavior quickly and accurately. A report published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which they and other researchers speculate may contribute to key functions ...

Genetics

A treasure map to understanding the epigenetic causes of disease

More than 15 years after scientists first mapped the human genome, most diseases still cannot be predicted based on one's genes, leading researchers to explore epigenetic causes of disease. But the study of epigenetics cannot ...

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