Molecular Virology and Microbiology News

Drs. Lee, Petrosino named new Baylor chairsAug 8, 2019
Dr. Michael Lee has been named as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Dr. Joseph Petrosino has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology.
p53 mutations in cancer patients shed light on gene’s functionJul 30, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have conducted a  study of TP53 mutations to better understand the processes leading to the inactivation of this important gene. 
Grant funds mucosal infection research at BaylorApr 18, 2019
A grant will fund Baylor research to study mucosal infection (bacteria, viruses and parasites) through the use of genomics and organoid model systems – cell-derived, in vitro 3D organ models that enable the study of biological processes.
New strategy fights bacterial antibiotic resistanceApr 1, 2019
A new strategy to combat antibiotic resistance has emerged from a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteinsJan 10, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer.
Azúcares en leche materna influencian infección con rotavirusDec 13, 2018
Un equipo multidisciplinario de investigación descubrió que azúcares en la leche materna afectan la infección con rotavirus y podrían mejorar la efectividad de las vacunas atenuadas.
Baylor faculty elected National Academy of Inventors fellows Dec 12, 2018
Drs. Mary K. Estes, Bert O’Malley and Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine were three of the 148 renowned academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors this week.
Rotavirus outsources cellular protein to assemble virus factoriesDec 4, 2018
A team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine found the formation of rotavirus factories depends on a cellular protein called CK1α.
Mother’s milk influences neonatal rotavirus infectionNov 27, 2018
Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection.
PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.