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Not too late to ward off flu in the New YearJan 4, 2013
Even though the flu season took off earlier than expected, it is not too late to get vaccinated against the influenza virus.
Comprehensive genomic analysis sheds new light on subtypes of breast cancerSep 24, 2012
BCM study focused on identifying subtypes of breast cancer, help in determining treatment.
New pathways to cancer found in colorectal tumorsJul 18, 2012
Number of patients in study helped researchers identify several new genes not known to play role in colorectal cancer.
Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talentsJun 14, 2012
Learn about the physicians, scientists and physician-scientists at Baylor who gathered and analyzed data for the Human Microbiome Project.
The Human Microbiome Project at Baylor College of Medicine: How we did itJun 13, 2012
Panel of experts over 80 institutions set out to find out what is "normal" microbial communities in the human body.
Blood type A may predispose to some rotavirus infectionsApr 13, 2012
Your blood type may determine whether you become infected with some strains of rotavirus, a gut pathogen.
Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research awards pilot project grantsJan 26, 2012
Six recipients chosen for funding to pursue deeper exploration into microbiome associations.
Baylor College of Medicine expert addresses common flu mythsJan 4, 2012
BCM expert differentiates fact from fiction when it comes to fly myths and realities.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatmentsMay 2, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant helps BCM, Texas Children?s scientists study microbiome effect on preterm birthMar 14, 2011
New grant designed to explore causes of premature birth.