Traditional pap smear soon to be history Jun 30, 2015 Human papilloma virus (HPV) genotyping has a potential role in primary screening of cervical cancer. It could replace the traditional pap smear, according to our experts.
Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi recognized for outstanding contributions to breast cancer Jun 23, 2015 Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the C. Kent Osborne Award for Medical Excellence for his contributions to breast cancer research.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetes Jun 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.
Male brain listens to female sex hormone Jun 22, 2015 The role of the estrogen receptor in preventing weight gain in females is well known, and there also is strong evidence that the same receptor is important for body weight control in males.
Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse model Jun 17, 2015 Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic disease Jun 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.
Expert answers questions about MERS Jun 11, 2015 Our expert answers questions on what we need to know as concern increases about Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Middle East and in Asia.
Mother's diet before pregnancy may affect child’s lifelong risk of cancer Jun 11, 2015 Study finds mother’s diet around the time of conception can change the function of certain genes in her child, including the gene associated with cancer risk.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute announce affiliation Jun 3, 2015 Formal affiliation agreement between Baylor and Texas Heart Institute centers on cardiovascular research, education and patient care.
Intervention reduces unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria May 27, 2015 Trautner and colleagues designed an intervention focused on the aspects of behavioral change that are relevant to the problem of over-treating asymptomatic bacteriuria and the emergence of resistant super bugs.