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Angola Sickle Cell Initiative receives continued support from ChevronYesterday
Chevron has renewed its commitment to the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with an additional $5 million in funding over five years.
DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activityYesterday
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.
3D mammography most effective technology available for breast cancer screeningOct 9, 2015
Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer, said experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $1.5 million from The Paul G. Allen Ebola Program for enhanced smart podOct 7, 2015
Baylor Global Initiatives will use funding from the grant to design the layout for pharmacy, laboratory and triage pod prototypes that are rapidly deployable to areas where this type of emergency relief is needed.
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaOct 5, 2015
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Grants support Baylor researchers’ work on immunotherapy for leukemiaOct 2, 2015
Two Baylor researchers have received Translational Research Grants for projects that use immunotherapy approaches to treat leukemia.
Pegylated enzyme helps in mice with urea cycle disorderOct 2, 2015
A specially engineered, long-lasting form of the enzyme arginase, which converts arginine to ornithine, reduces levels of arginine in the blood after both single and repeated doses in mice with arginase deficiency.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital study will look at best treatment for prolonged seizuresOct 1, 2015
A study to determine which of three drugs commonly used to treat a condition called status epilepticus is most effective begins this month.
Carlos Slim Foundation renews commitment to fighting Chagas with contribution to Baylor College of MedicineSep 30, 2015
Carlos Slim Foundation has renewed its commitment to combat Chagas through a contribution to the National School of Tropical Medicine for the Chagas Vaccine Initiative.
Gut development during infancy can have lifelong implicationsSep 30, 2015
While many recent studies demonstrate that the gut microbiome has a significant and long-term impact on gastrointestinal health, new work by Baylor researchers provides a clue about how this works.