Department of Molecular and Cellular News
Heparin stimulates food intake, body weight gain in mice Sep 5, 2017 New research suggests that heparin could be a potential target for drugs regulating appetite and weight control.
Research reveals how estrogen regulates gene expression Aug 24, 2017 A team of researchers shows how effective regulation of gene expression is enacted through the estrogen hormone.
Change in protein production essential to muscle function Aug 14, 2017 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.
Researchers identify potentially safer substitutes for BPA Jul 13, 2017 Researchers have identified a group of potential substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) that lack the adverse effects typically associated with BPA.
Scientists develop method for real-time glutathione measuring Jul 13, 2017 Researchers have moved the field of glutathione research a step forward by developing a fluorescent probe that can measure real-time changes of glutathione concentration in living cells.
12-hour biological clock coordinates essential bodily functions Jun 7, 2017 A team of scientists has revealed that mammals and other organisms have 12-hour clocks that are autonomous, work independently from 24-hour clocks and can be modified by external factors.
New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017 A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Tumor microenvironment study may improve cancer therapy Apr 3, 2017 Researchers have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other’s functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertility Mar 21, 2017 Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiences Feb 20, 2017 Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
Mouse models indicate burning more fat and less glucose could lead to diabetes Dec 19, 2016 While exercise endurance increases when muscles are made to burn more fat and less glucose, research shows this may lead to diabetes.
Study uncovers roles of proteins essential for mouse muscle function; potential link to myotonic dystrophy Nov 15, 2016 New study opens the door to explore the involvement of proteins in muscle disorders and to design potential treatments.
Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice Nov 9, 2016 A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancer Oct 25, 2016 Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 10, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine will host a special panel discussion in honor of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Oct. 13.
Scientists uncover mechanism that can explain breast cancer resistance to hormone therapy, point to potential therapies Oct 3, 2016 Scientists study potential therapies for breast cancer tumors resistant to hormone therapy.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasia Sep 1, 2016 Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Baylor students awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Aug 8, 2016 The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected two Baylor medical students to receive this year’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur Jun 30, 2016 Researchers have uncovered new information about how a certain dysfunction in the brain may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.
Social amoeba cast wide, lethal DNA nets to kill invading bacteria Mar 1, 2016 Cells within the multicellular slug stage of the social amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum) seek to kill invading bacteria with DNA nets when invaded.