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Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Baylor College of Medicine Orthotics and Prosthetics team remembers SmaugNov 18, 2015
The Baylor College of Medicine community is saddened to hear about the passing of Smaug, the 17-year-old Komodo dragon at the Houston Zoo.
Epigenetic conservation makes mouse a valid model for brain studiesNov 16, 2015
The brains of mice and humans are nearly 90 percent similar, opening the door to studying mice as models for human neurologic disease, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
A drug to encourage the “browning” of white fat to fight obesityNov 16, 2015
Baylor researchers have found a way to turn "bad" white fat into a brown-like fat in mice studies, which may lead to a tool in the obesity fight.
Don’t drink and shop during the holidays Nov 12, 2015
Dr. Kristin Kassaw discourages drinking and shopping this holiday season.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Baylor College of Medicine earns a Houston Chronicle 2015 Top Workplaces Award Nov 9, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Houston Chronicle.
Estrogen receptor β helps endometrial tissue escape the immune system and cause diseaseNov 5, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find endometriosis thrives because of altered cellular signaling that is mediated by estrogen.
Skin can reflect eating habitsNov 5, 2015
A healthy diet does a body good inside and out, and dermatologists at Baylor College of Medicine say there is evidence that links certain foods to flares in acne.
Analysis of genetic neurologic diseases identify genes that affect brain structure, functionNov 4, 2015
International study led by Baylor evaluates the genetics behind brain disorders and malformations to offer insight into what is important in the development and function of the human brain.