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Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L. Duncan 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.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure modelsSep 16, 2015
A gene that plays an important role in heart development has been found to also play a role in dilated cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle malfunction) when overexpressed.
Super-stimulation makes SRCs cancer cell killersAug 10, 2015
Too much of a bad thing could have a positive effect – especially when there is too much of a master cell regulator and a small molecule that can make it a cancer fighter, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.
Mother's diet before pregnancy may affect child’s lifelong risk of cancerJun 11, 2015
Study finds mother’s diet around the time of conception can change the function of certain genes in her child, including the gene associated with cancer risk.
Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding May 29, 2015
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
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.
Coactivator forges pathway for prostate cancer metastatic survivalFeb 16, 2015
New finding could help define pathway to develop a drug against prostate cancer metastasis, according to researchers at Baylor.
O’Malley receives Outstanding Innovation Award from Endocrine SocietyJan 14, 2015
Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named as the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Innovation in Science Award.
Dr. Atul Chopra named Caroline Wiess Law ScholarDec 31, 2014

Dr. Atul Chopra has been named a Caroline Wiess Law Scholar, an award designated to recruit and retain accomplished, young physician-scientists.

'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.