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New lipid formulas prevent liver disease in premie pigletsFeb 19, 2014
Researchers at Baylor find using new lipid formula with fish oil could provide a healthier alternative to soybean oil in preventing liver disease in piglets.
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.
Researchers target muscle wasting in chronic kidney diseaseSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified in mouse models and patient muscle biopsies a new signaling pathway that could lead to a way of blocking the protein believed to be behind muscle wasting.
Hepatitis C virus infection screening recommendationsJun 26, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine experts are supporting the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding screening for hepatitis C virus infection.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Regaining a healthy liver, one pound at a timeMar 1, 2012
At risk for cirrhosis of the liver? Reduce risk by losing weight.
Scholars program named for BCM physicianJan 23, 2012
American Society of Nephrology names new scholars program after Dr. William E. Mitch.
Muscle loss in chronic kidney disease stopped by inhibiting hormoneMar 22, 2011
BCM researchers report that inhibiting growth factor halted muscle waste in mice with kidney disease.
SRC-1 controls liver's 'sweet spot' for glucose productionNov 30, 2010
Report looks at glucose production in liver, seeking new ways to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
Texas Children's Cancer Center opens first Liver Tumor Center in SouthwestOct 14, 2010
Liver Tumor Center opens to provide care for children with disease.