Pathology and Immunology News

Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMay 2, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.
Discovery of CTLA-4 in dendritic cells opens new possibilities to fight cancerApr 4, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that CTLA-4 is produced and secreted by dendritic cells, which are the ‘generals’ of the T cells in the battle against cancer.
One atom can make a difference: Hydrogen-bonding pairing helps design better drugs to neutralize gut bacterial infectionsMar 25, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that changing one atom in InsP6 can increase its ability to neutralize the toxins in Clostridium difficile Infections.
Immunology team receives prestigious Lee Howley Sr. Prize for arthritis researchNov 23, 2015
Baylor immunology team awarded the 2015 Lee Howley Sr. Prize that recognizes team science in action that will lead to a faster cure for arthritis and related diseases.
Center for Drug Discovery awarded grant from the Welch FoundationAug 26, 2015
The DNA-encoded chemistry technology platform in the Center for Drug Discovery has been awarded a $2.8 million grant by the Welch Foundation to support discovering next-generation drugs.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Enzyme cuts path for T-cells to fight solid tumorsApr 13, 2015
T-cells specifically engineered to express enzyme heparanase have an improved ability to infiltrate the extracellular matrix surrounding solid tumors.
Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
New clinical study to focus on gut, autism connectionFeb 5, 2015
The connection between gastrointestinal problems and autism will be the focus of a new patient study led by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.
Baylor researchers join 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsyDec 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine part of research consortium to receive $5.9 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to support understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.