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From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrierMar 6, 2015
Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration.
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderMar 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
Christner named new dean of the School of Medicine at Baylor College of MedicineMar 4, 2015
Dr. Jennifer G. Christner has been named dean of the School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and will begin those duties on June 1, 2015.
Refrigerator magnet colors are the new black: Fresh clues to understanding synesthesiaMar 4, 2015
Magnetic alphabet letters offer clue to researchers in the role the environment plays in synesthesia – a condition in which the senses are blended.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Mar 4, 2015
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation systemMar 3, 2015
Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Annual Charity Ball celebrates 20th anniversaryFeb 27, 2015
Annual student-hosted event to raise money for Houston H.O.M.E.S clinic and Camp for All. 
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
Baylor College of Medicine receives an additional $11 million in state cancer funding Feb 23, 2015
Baylor researchers receive nine new grants totaling $11.3 million in the latest round of funding awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.