Pathology and Immunology News

Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac functionSep 28, 2018
A new study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1) recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients.
Gut microbes might help prevent, treat colorectal cancerSep 13, 2017
The gut microbiome might one day help prevent and treat colorectal cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Columbia University.
Device accurately identifies cancer in seconds during surgerySep 6, 2017
A new handheld device rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds.
Change in protein production essential to muscle functionAug 14, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.
Probiotics may reduce risk of gut bacterial infectionsAug 8, 2017
A team of researchers is exploring the possibility that next-generation probiotics would reduce the risk of infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
Follistatin is a key player in embryo implantationJun 2, 2017
Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers investigated the mechanism involved in successful embryo implantation.
Human NK cells favor the destruction of diseased cells and minimize damage to bystanders by congregating their destructive granules before attackDec 2, 2016
Scientists have discovered that congregating NK granules before releasing them onto the target cell minimizes the killing of healthy bystander cells.
Study to investigate connection between antibiotic use and autism symptomsDec 1, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is launching a study that will investigate why some children with autism spectrum disorder experience changes in their autism symptoms when taking antibiotics.
Study uncovers roles of proteins essential for mouse muscle function; potential link to myotonic dystrophyNov 15, 2016
New study opens the door to explore the involvement of proteins in muscle disorders and to design potential treatments.
Baylor researchers receive grant to study canine cancer, test new therapies for translation to human cancersSep 29, 2016
A $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will increase understanding about the interactions between cancer and the immune system in dogs with naturally occurring tumors.