Pathology and Immunology News
TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancer Jan 15, 2019 A team of scientists found that the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against uterine cancer by suppressing the overgrowth and transformation into cancer cells of the endometrium.
Researchers find missplicing Scn5a alters cardiac function Sep 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 cancer Sep 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 surgery Sep 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 function Aug 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 infections Aug 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 implantation Jun 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 attack Dec 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 symptoms Dec 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 dystrophy Nov 15, 2016 New study opens the door to explore the involvement of proteins in muscle disorders and to design potential treatments.