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Protein expression gets the heart pumpingYesterday
Baylor researchers find the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Baylor international HIV/AIDS program to study genetic differences of disease in sub-Saharan African childrenFeb 17, 2014
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital receives $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health to study genetic factors in tuberculosis and HIV in African children.
Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heartJan 9, 2014
Baylor research finds heart problems in myotonic dystrophy stem from disruption of a network that controls bits of genetic material (microRNAs) that fine-tune protein expression.
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.
Aberrant splicing saps strength of 'slow' muscle fibersJul 29, 2013
BCM researcher finds how an aberrant alternative splicing program changes the form of an enzyme involved in the fundamental metabolism of muscle cells, leaving them unable to sustain exercise.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Wheeler named to W.L. Moody Chair in PathologyJun 4, 2013
Dr. Thomas Wheeler, chair of the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named to the W.L. Moody Jr. Chair in Pathology.
MECP2 duplication affects immune system as well as brain developmentDec 5, 2012
BCM study highlights power of combining clinical research and basic research.