Molecular and Cellular Biology News

Protein AKAP8 suppresses breast cancer metastasisYesterday
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors.
Unanticipated response to estrogen at the single cell levelJan 15, 2020
A team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine found that individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation.
Mechanism reprograms breast cancer to become metastaticDec 11, 2019
A researchers haves unveiled a novel mechanism that helps explain how endocrine-resistant breast cancer acquires metastatic behavior.
Dr. Carolyn Smith named dean of Graduate SchoolNov 20, 2019
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees voted today to appoint Dr. Carolyn Smith dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Brain circuit connects feeding, mood in response to stressSep 5, 2019
Researchers looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain. 
Dr. Peggy Goodell named chair of cell biologyAug 27, 2019
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Goodell has been named chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine by the College’s Board of Trustees.
Folic acid reduces risk of defects linked to dolutegravirJul 23, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine suspected that folic acid could be a part of the puzzle of dolutegravir’s negative side effects.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
Dr. David Moore elected into National Academy of SciencesApr 30, 2019
Dr. David Moore, professor of molecular and cellular biology, medicine and molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 
Discovery explains breast cancer cells’ ability to adapt, surviveJan 28, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that breast cancer cells can shift between two forms of the cell surface molecule CD44, CD44s and CD44v.