Pathology and Immunology News
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 children Feb 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 cancer Feb 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 heart Jan 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 fibers Jul 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 cancer Jun 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 Pathology Jun 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 development Dec 5, 2012 BCM study highlights power of combining clinical research and basic research.
BCM ranked 17th nationally in NIH funding Nov 28, 2012 College top in Texas among the 139 medical schools for FY 2012 NIH funding.