Molecular and Cellular Biology News

Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerToday
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine Honors Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOct 10, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine will host a special panel discussion in honor of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Oct. 13.
Scientists uncover mechanism that can explain breast cancer resistance to hormone therapy, point to potential therapiesOct 3, 2016
Scientists study potential therapies for breast cancer tumors resistant to hormone therapy.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasiaSep 1, 2016
Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Baylor students awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced StudyAug 8, 2016
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected two Baylor medical students to receive this year’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occurJun 30, 2016
Researchers have uncovered new information about how a certain dysfunction in the brain may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.
Social amoeba cast wide, lethal DNA nets to kill invading bacteriaMar 1, 2016
Cells within the multicellular slug stage of the social amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum) seek to kill invading bacteria with DNA nets when invaded.
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.
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.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.