Cell and Gene Therapy News

Activated “killer” T-cells effective against resistant lymphomaDec 16, 2013
Lab technique helps cells regain ability to attack tumor, according to new research from Baylor College of Medicine.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy researchers receive V Foundation translational grantNov 14, 2013
Drs. Gianpietro Dotti, Cliona Rooney and Caridad Martinez received a $600,000, three-year grant to advance research into the prevention and treatment of complications associated with stem cell transplantation to cure leukemia.
'Off-the-shelf' virus-specific T-cells fight viral infections in stem cell transplant patientsMay 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find a potential treatment for patients for whom antiviral drugs are not working.
Gene activity studies classify response to flu vaccineApr 7, 2013
BCM researchers look to genes to understand flu vaccine effectiveness.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy receives renewed NIH funding to enhance T cell therapy for cancerFeb 27, 2013
Funding will help advance T cell therapy for kids and adults with cancer, reach wider spectrum of cancers.
Protein inhibitors studied as new cholesterol treatmentsFeb 19, 2013
BCM researchers are studying new treatments, including a genetic therapy, that may potentially help those with high cholesterol.
Rebuilding blood vessels through gene therapyDec 20, 2012
Study give insight into safety, effectiveness of gene therapy to rebuild blood vessels in patients living with coronary artery disease.
BCM's Gottschalk receives NIH transformative research awardSep 27, 2012
Award supports work to discover new ways to mobilize the immune system to kill cancer cells.
BCM launches Cancer Exome Sequencing testSep 4, 2012
Cancer exome sequencing will provide a comprehensive profile of acquired mutations in tumor tissue.
Developmental function of transcription factor conserved in human white matter disordersMay 31, 2012
BCM researchers look to pinpoint developmental process of some neurological conditions.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 3, 2012
Genetic disorder of adrenal gland will be the topic of May 8 'Evening with Genetics".
Dr. Malcolm Brenner research named in 10 best of 2012Apr 18, 2012
Director of BCM's Center for Cell and Gene Therapy receive recognition for stem cell transplant research.
New BCM McNair Scholar applies stem cell technology to advance diabetes researchApr 17, 2012
Dr. Malgorzata Borowiak has been named Baylor College of Medicine's fifth McNair Scholar.
Loss of enzyme stymies differentiation of blood-forming cellsDec 4, 2011
Study finds lack or mutation of gene creates abundance of stem cells and lack of blood cells, implications for people with myeloid leukemia.
Five top scientists to receive DeBakey Research AwardsJun 7, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine scientists to receive the annual Michael E. DeBakey M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.
Extensive protein interaction network controls gene regulationMay 20, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine scientists identified and classified virtually all the transcription coregulators in human cells.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatmentsMay 2, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.
New study finds better strategy for lymphoma immunotherapyApr 19, 2011
BCM researchers work to teach immune system to recognize cancer cells and kill them.
Duncan Cancer Center researchers awarded $15.9 million in new round of CPRIT grantsMar 25, 2011
Dan L Duncan Cancer Center researchers awarded $15.9 million in new grants.
Parkinson disease study now enrollingFeb 24, 2011
Enrollment open for study evaluating gene therapy in Parkinson's disease patients.