Molecular and Cellular Biology News

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.
$160,000 NIH grant advances mining of datasets in scientific articlesOct 21, 2014
Award will help informatics team explore ways to enable researchers to analyze or mine such datasets more easily.
SRC-2 drives castration-resistant prostate cancerOct 9, 2014
Finding a blocker for the nuclear receptor coactivator known as NCoA2 or SRC-2 might solve the problem of treating advanced prostate cancer that becomes resistant to the most common treatment.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtypeAug 7, 2014
Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identifiedJul 31, 2014
Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.
Baylor announces 2014 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research AwardsJul 2, 2014
The award, named in honor of the college’s first president and pioneering heart surgeon, was presented to the six recipients July 2.
Study identifies new genetic cause of male reproductive birth defectsJun 1, 2014
Baylor team finds certain male reproductive birth defects resulted from a change in the number of copies of a gene, VAMP7.
New technology may help identify safe alternatives to BPAMay 22, 2014
Baylor researchers help develop new tests that could offer a fast and cost-effective way to identify safe replacements for BPA.