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How maternal Zika infection results in newborn microcephaly - NOV 14, 2019
A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
 
Dr. Cristina Poveda Cuevas named 2019 STAT Wunderkind  - NOV 12, 2019
Dr. Cristina Poveda Cuevas, a research associate in the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named a 2019 STAT Wunderkind by STAT News.
 
Graduates inspired to hold firm to values, build future for all - MAY 29, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s 2019 Commencement was held Tuesday, May 28, marking the graduation of 158 students from the School of Medicine and 103 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
 
Excellence in education honored at Baylor - MAY 17, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine’s top educational leaders were honored at Faculty Awards Day, Thursday, May 16.
 
Mecanismos de infección de los virus del dengue y Zika y conexión con microcefalia - DEC 13, 2018
Investigadores de la Universidad de California, San Francisco y Baylor College of Medicine, Houston revelan cómo los virus del dengue y Zika causan infección y como el virus del Zika puede causar microcefalia.
 
New insights into Zika's microcephaly link, dengue infection - DEC 13, 2018
New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal shared and virus-specific mechanisms, and led to an understanding of Zika's like to microcephaly.
 
What you need to know about tick-borne relapsing fever - NOV 2, 2018
While tick-borne relapsing fever previously has been thought to be a threat mainly to outdoor enthusiasts, a new study found that the infection is emerging in metropolitan regions of Texas. 
 
Dr. María Elena Bottazzi honored for work on Chagas vaccine - JUN 5, 2018
The Latin American nonprofit Fundación Carlos Slim has awarded Dr. María Elena Bottazzi the 2018 Research Trajectory Slim Health Award for her 20-year work developing vaccines for parasitic diseases.
 
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and Sciences - APR 18, 2018
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
 
Hotez joins U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation board - FEB 8, 2018
Dr. Peter Hotez was appointed as a representative to the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Board of Governors.
 
Schistosoma vaccine to enter Phase Ib clinical trial - JAN 18, 2018
Researchers have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for a Schistosomiasis vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil.
 
DoD funds cutaneous leishmaniasis vaccine development  - SEP 27, 2017
The National School of Tropical Medicine has received a $1.3 million contract from the Department of Defense to develop a vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis.
 
Hookworms, poverty, poor sanitation linked in rural Alabama - SEP 6, 2017
Problems with poor sanitation linked to extreme poverty also have resulted in a recurrence or persistence of hookworm infection in rural areas of Alabama.
 
Baylor recruiting volunteers for chikungunya vaccine trial - AUG 23, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are recruiting volunteers for a vaccine trial to test the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
 
Low vaccination rates in U.S. have economic, public health impact  - JUL 24, 2017
Examining case examples, researchers find even a small decline in vaccination rates across the United States could have significant public health and economic consequences.
 
Grant funds continued research for river blindness vaccine  - JUN 21, 2017
The grant will support the continuation of the international initiative TOVA – The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa – which was established in 2015 and is comprised of 13 world-renowned scientists and research centers.
 
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at Baylor - JUN 5, 2017
The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
 
As temperatures rise, so does threat of Zika virus - APR 26, 2017
In light of the current Zika epidemic, experts tell you what you need to be aware of this mosquito season.
 
Hotez recognized by Fortune Magazine as leader in healthcare - APR 25, 2017
Dr. Peter Hotez has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care.”
 
International Chagas Day draws attention to serious infection - APR 14, 2017
April 14 marks International Chagas Day, which signifies an important awareness day for those living with or concerned about Chagas disease, a chronic disease that is transmitted by kissing bugs. 
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