Molecular Virology and Microbiology News

Bile acids help norovirus sneak into cellsDec 31, 2019
A new study reveals that human noroviruses infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process that cells use to acquire materials from their environment.
Baylor joins NIH consortium on infectious diseases researchDec 23, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine's long-standing Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit has received a seven-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Drs. Yao, Razavi named National Academy of Inventors fellowsDec 3, 2019
Dr. Qizhi (Cathy) Yao and Dr. Mehdi Razavi of Baylor College of Medicine are two of the 168 academic inventors named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk childrenDec 3, 2019
New results from a study showed an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Prevent the spread of the flu virusOct 14, 2019
If there is anything we have learned from previous years, it’s that flu season is unpredictable. However, getting your flu shot now offers the best protection for the entire season, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Christophe Herman wins NIH Pioneer AwardOct 1, 2019
Dr. Christophe Herman, professor of molecular and human genetics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award.
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.