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Molecular Virology and Microbiology News

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.
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.