Biochemistry and Molecular Biology News

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.
Preventing protein aggregation in Huntington’s disease requires special TRiCJul 9, 2013
BCM research could lead to a drug that prevents aggregation.
Pooled genome-wide associated studies could simplify treating drug-resistant bacteriaJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers describe a technique of pooling drug-resistant bacteria with similar antibiotic resistance and sequencing the DNA of those pools.
New tool identifies drug resistant genes, drug targetsFeb 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that a new "variomics" tool can identify drug resistant genes and drug targets.
BCM ranked 17th nationally in NIH fundingNov 28, 2012
College top in Texas among the 139 medical schools for FY 2012 NIH funding.