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Male brain listens to female sex hormoneJun 22, 2015
The role of the estrogen receptor in preventing weight gain in females is well known, and there also is strong evidence that the same receptor is important for body weight control in males.
Twin infants needed for feeding behavior studyJun 18, 2015
Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.
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.
Mother's diet before pregnancy may affect child’s lifelong risk of cancerJun 11, 2015
Study finds mother’s diet around the time of conception can change the function of certain genes in her child, including the gene associated with cancer risk.
Donated laptops helps HIV-positive teens in Africa transition to adulthoodJun 1, 2015
Pilot program pairs HIV-positive African teens with donated laptops to help with transition to adulthood.
Study links tumor recurrence to growth factor commonly used in high-risk neuroblastoma treatmentMay 12, 2015
Baylor researchers find a human growth factor that expands white blood cells in response to infection also acts on neuroblastoma cancer stem cells that are thought responsible for disease relapse.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital tackle Swaziland’s high TB rates May 11, 2015
Global health experts from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital hope to make a meaningful difference in the fight against tuberculosis with the recent opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Neural stem cells massively turn into astrocytes in a model of epilepsyMay 7, 2015
Researchers at Baylor and Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience in Spain are closer to unlocking the mystery of what precisely leads to epilepsy.
Genetic disorders of the immune system focus of monthly genetic seriesMay 1, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts will lead a free and open-to-the-public seminar on genetic disorders of the immune system on May 5 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritisApr 20, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.