Biochemistry and Molecular Biology News

Dr. Ming Zhou a featured speaker in Solute Carrier Proteins symposium at the New York Academy of SciencesApr 22, 2016
Dr. Ming Zhou will be a featured speaker at the Solute Carrier Proteins: Unlocking the Gene-Family for Effective Therapies symposium.
Crystal structure of PKG I suggests a new activation mechanismApr 8, 2016
A Baylor study reveals new information about the activation of PKG1, a mutation seen to cause thoracic aortic disease.
DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activityOct 12, 2015
Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers, led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, revealed in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of biologically active DNA.
Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancersSep 2, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine study finds that inhibition of the spliceosome using a new drug kills tumor cells but leaves noncancerous tissues unaffected in mouse models.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetesJun 22, 2015
An enzyme known as stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) plays an important role in the accumulation of fat in the cell. This structure provides the atomic details and tells us what the molecule looks like.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
Baylor researchers recognized with prestigious AAAS honorNov 24, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine scientists Drs. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, Brendan Lee, David Nelson and Theodore Wensel have been named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Newly identified network triggers degradation of important tumor suppressor protein in triple negative breast cancerNov 7, 2014
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a network of proteins that triggers triple negative breast cancer – one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat forms of the disease.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identifiedJul 31, 2014
Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.