Molecular and Cellular Biology News
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasia Sep 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 Study Aug 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 occur Jun 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 bacteria Mar 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 obesity Nov 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 disease Nov 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.
Suppressing gene found to prolong life in heart failure models Sep 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 killers Aug 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 cancer Jun 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.