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2014 case of human form of “mad cow disease” highlights need for continued surveillanceApr 16, 2015
The identification of a patient who died from the human form of “mad cow disease” demonstrates the need for continued global tracking and awareness of the prion disorder, according to Baylor researchers.
Looking for a shift could provide molecular diagnosis in rare diseaseApr 16, 2015
“Frame shift” – the insertion of genetic material that interrupts the recipe for a particular protein – could explain many cases of Robinow syndrome.
Caffeinated drinks associated with decreased risk of liver scarringApr 14, 2015
Modest daily consumption of caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea and soda associated with less advanced liver scarring in people with hepatitis C.
Baylor to host quality and safety conference for healthcare professionals, trainees May 14 in HoustonApr 13, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine, a leader in healthcare, research and education, will host an educational conference May 14, 2015 for healthcare professionals and trainees focused on quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
Enzyme cuts path for T-cells to fight solid tumorsApr 13, 2015
T-cells specifically engineered to express enzyme heparanase have an improved ability to infiltrate the extracellular matrix surrounding solid tumors.
Baylor Orthotics and Prosthetics Program helps Komodo dragon get on the right footApr 9, 2015
Baylor faculty in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program developed an orthosis to help the 7-foot, 200 pound Komodo dragon use his right foot more proficiently.
Depolarizing wave may trigger sudden death in epilepsyApr 8, 2015
A slow, depolarizing electrical wave – sometimes called a “brain tsunami” – may be the hidden cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to Baylor researchers.
New ways to flush out sinus infectionsApr 6, 2015
New sinus therapeutics, including baby shampoo sinus irrigation and probiotic sinus rinses, can lessen symptoms and ward off sinus infections.
MiMIC proves versatile in fruit fliesApr 2, 2015
Minos-mediated integration cassette provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues.
Stanford psychiatry chair to speak at Baylor College of MedicineApr 1, 2015
Dr. Laura Roberts, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive this year’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry and deliver a lecture April 15.