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Researchers seek to make mini-guts that mimic lifeMar 16, 2015
A five-year, $5.1 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers engineer better “mini-guts” that are physiologically active.
Many paths to degeneration for neuronsMar 12, 2015
Adult neurons are touchy things. Too much protein can throw them off course, resulting in neurodegeneration.
Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
Medical student to host benefit concert for Baylor International Pediatric AIDS InitiativeMar 9, 2015
Aishwarya Venkataraman, a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, will host a classical concert, Divine Strings for BIPAI, Saturday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in Baylor College of Medicine’s Cullen Auditorium, One Baylor Plaza, 77030.
Three companies meet the ‘Vision for Mars’ Challenge with game-changing eye healthcare technologies for astronautsMar 9, 2015
The NSBRI announced that it has selected and funded three companies to further develop unique technologies that address visual problems in space as well as on Earth.
Baylor sports medicine expert addresses great debate on running versus walkingMar 9, 2015
Dr. Theodore Shybut examines the benefits of running and walking when it comes to forms of exercise.
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.