Pathology and Immunology News
Discovery of CTLA-4 in dendritic cells opens new possibilities to fight cancer Apr 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 infections Mar 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 research Nov 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 Foundation Aug 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 disease Jun 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 tumors Apr 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 cancer Mar 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 connection Feb 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 epilepsy Dec 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.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identified Jul 31, 2014 Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.