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Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Researchers seek to make mini-guts that mimic lifeMar 16, 2015
A five-year, $5.1 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers engineer better “mini-guts” that are physiologically active.
In the midst of flu season, it’s not too late to be vaccinatedDec 19, 2014
It’s not too late to be vaccinated and protected against the influenza virus, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Reverse genetics system could ease norovirus researchSep 8, 2014
Finding may allow scientists to manipulate viral genome.
Multimillion dollar contract provides funding to continue vaccine researchNov 1, 2013
College one of nine institutions that have been awarded a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
BCM and Houston Zoo elephant project recognized with awardSep 13, 2013
Baylor, along with the Houston Zoo and Johns Hopkins University will use the award to conduct a research project to deepen understanding of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus.
Old drug up to new trick in fighting resistant bacteriaJul 23, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that the drug ciclopirox can help fight resistant bacteria.
Pooled genome-wide associated studies could simplify treating drug-resistant bacteriaJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers describe a technique of pooling drug-resistant bacteria with similar antibiotic resistance and sequencing the DNA of those pools.
Whole genome sequenced of deadly elephant herpes virus subspeciesApr 17, 2013
Find will help researchers understand why some juvenile elephants become sick from the disease and some don't.