Molecular and Cellular Biology News

New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017
A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Tumor microenvironment study may improve cancer therapyApr 3, 2017
Researchers have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other’s functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiencesFeb 20, 2017
Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
Mouse models indicate burning more fat and less glucose could lead to diabetesDec 19, 2016
While exercise endurance increases when muscles are made to burn more fat and less glucose, research shows this may lead to diabetes.
Study uncovers roles of proteins essential for mouse muscle function; potential link to myotonic dystrophyNov 15, 2016
New study opens the door to explore the involvement of proteins in muscle disorders and to design potential treatments.
Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in miceNov 9, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
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.