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Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosisJun 2, 2015
In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Holiday eating can reveal inflammatory disorderDec 15, 2014

Increased holiday eating, including unfamiliar foods at potlucks and house parties, means opportunity to develop swallowing problems.

Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.
Treat yourself to allergy-free springDec 10, 2013
According to allergy experts at Baylor College of Medicine, now is the time to get control of spring allergies.
Avoidance key in allergy reliefNov 8, 2013
Our expert offers tips to help relieve allergy symptoms.
Pathway to asthma winds through toll-like receptor 4Aug 15, 2013
Baylor research finds toll-like receptor 4 plays a key role in prompting the innate or immediate response that drives allergic disease and asthma.
Tips can help allergy sufferers get good night's sleepMar 26, 2013
Allergy expert at Baylor College of Medicine offers important advice for those suffering from those dreadful Spring allergies get a good night's sleep.
Allergic reactions to hair dye can happen at any timeMar 26, 2013
Can your hair dye cause an allergic reaction? BCM expert says yes