In Case You Missed It: Medical student blog, new center opens, and more

We hope you had a wonderful week and a Happy Halloween! Here are some news you may have missed this week during Halloween festivities:

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Introducing Progress Notes

This week, we launched a new blog – Progress Notes: Stories from Baylor College of Medicine students – which will be an outlet for our medical students to share their experiences and insights throughout their journey.

Read about the idea behind creating a blog written by our medical students and make sure to check out Progress Notes for regular posts.

Center for Human Immunobiology opens

The new Center for Human Immunobiology, which will be a central hub for immunology research throughout Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, has opened. The center has a super resolution imaging microscope – the first of its kind – that allows for imaging of the smallest proteins inside a single human cell.

At the ribbon cutting, Center Director Dr. Jordan Orange said, “All of the research under the TECHCHI umbrella focuses on a central theme: deeply understanding the biology of the human immune system for the development of  customized and targeted therapies to ameliorate pediatric and adult disease.”

Read about the new center on Chron.com and learn more on the website.

Houston Zoo expecting Asian elephant calf

Houston Zoo Asian elephant Baylor will soon have another companion – an Asian elephant calf is expected to be born in January 2014. Baylor was named in recognition of Baylor College of Medicine’s research toward reducing the serious threat of elephant herpes virus.

Read Baylor the Elephant’s story and see photos. 

Learn about a grant resulting from the collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Zoo focusing on elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.

Long hours, tired feet

“I got home recently after a 14 hour day in the operating room with (predictably) a pair of really tired feet…. which lead me to think about shoes, foot rubs, and the fact that no one ever talked to me about this in my training,” wrote Dr. Mary Brandt professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine on OnSurg.com.

Are you finding your feet sore after long days on the job? Read her suggestions here for supporting your feet.

Looking for more suggestions about finding the right footwear? Get recommendations from Dr. Theodore Shybut, sports medicine specialist and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.

-By Jordan Magaziner

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