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Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancersYesterday
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.
Dr. Koen Venken named newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 9, 2014
Dr. Koen Venken has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Structure of bile acid transporter explains membrane transferDec 8, 2013
Baylor researchers find apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter molecule structure contains a mobile unit that transports bile acids.
New technique sharpens our view of phage assembly inside cyanobacteriaOct 9, 2013
Combining a Zernike phase plate with electron cryo-tomography allows scientists "see” the process of virus assembly inside cells.