Pathology and Immunology News
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.
Baylor researchers receive grant to study canine cancer, test new therapies for translation to human cancers Sep 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.
Baylor and Texas Children’s receive $7.5 million NIH grant to combat common bacteria infection, antibiotic resistance Sep 13, 2016 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant will accelerate efforts to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults in the U.S.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatments Sep 2, 2016 New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertility Jun 27, 2016 New research into which genes are required for male fertility could lead to a better understanding of the genetic changes that lead to male infertility, and to design strategies to overcome them.