Molecular and Cellular Biology News

Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac functionSep 28, 2018
A new study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1) recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients.
Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythmsSep 19, 2018
A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker receives Outstanding Investigator AwardAug 6, 2018
Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Scientists develop new approach to understand Huntington’sJun 20, 2018
A team of scientists developed a new approach that provides a better understanding of Huntington’s disease and suggested new directions for developing therapeutic interventions.
Grant to fund study on gender differences in aortic diseaseJan 26, 2018
Baylor was selected to join the newly formed Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network of the American Heart Association to focus on understanding the pathobiology underlying the differences in aortic disease between men and women.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.
Regulating asprosin levels might help control appetite, weightNov 6, 2017
Studies into the asprosin hormone open an intriguing possibility for developing novel treatments for overweight people.
Heparin stimulates food intake, body weight gain in miceSep 5, 2017
New research suggests that heparin could be a potential target for drugs regulating appetite and weight control.
Research reveals how estrogen regulates gene expressionAug 24, 2017
A team of researchers shows how effective regulation of gene expression is enacted through the estrogen hormone.
Change in protein production essential to muscle functionAug 14, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.