Pharmacology and Chemical Biology News

New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatmentApr 15, 2016
Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.
Huffington Foundation gives $5 million to Neurodegeneration ConsortiumAug 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine part of consortium gifted $5 million from the Huffington Foundation to study and treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Old drug up to new trick in fighting resistant bacteriaJul 23, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that the drug ciclopirox can help fight resistant bacteria.
Pooled genome-wide associated studies could simplify treating drug-resistant bacteriaJul 2, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers describe a technique of pooling drug-resistant bacteria with similar antibiotic resistance and sequencing the DNA of those pools.
Grant funds developmental therapeutics program at BCMJan 29, 2013
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation grant awarded to Texas Children's Cancer Center to improve treatment, find cures for childhood cancer.
Friends dinner supports heart disease, stroke research at BCMOct 5, 2012
The fundraising event will be held Oct. 9 at the River Oaks Country Club.
Ovarian cancer arises in fallopian tube of knockout miceFeb 13, 2012
BCM study opens new door to understand molecular origins of 'ovarian' cancer in fallopian tubes.
New center seeks to improve on reproductive healthOct 27, 2011
New Center for Reproductive Medicine seeks to advance reproductive health through research, training, outreach.
Ongoing research validates safety, efficacy for use of sickle cell treatment for childrenSep 20, 2011
Once used to treat cancers and HIV/AIDS, studies evaluate treatment for children with sickle cell.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatmentsMay 2, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.