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Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Baylor’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive statusJul 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Too much – not mutated – N-Ras promotes aggressive breast cancerJul 10, 2015
Traditionally, the gene N-Ras has been defined as a cancer causer only when it is mutated, but researchers say that is not the case when N-Ras is found in a particularly aggressive form of the disease called basal-like breast cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine, National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation collaborate to find curesJul 8, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine has teamed up with the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation to advance research into understanding, treating and curing urea cycle disorders.
Dr. Matthew Ellis receives Stand Up To Cancer’s Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer researchJun 30, 2015
Dr. Matthew Ellis, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the Stand Up To Cancer Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research.
Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infectionsJun 29, 2015
Researchers may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful or chronic middle ear infections.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetesJun 22, 2015
An enzyme known as stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) plays an important role in the accumulation of fat in the cell. This structure provides the atomic details and tells us what the molecule looks like.
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.
Human cells used to create disease model of fully functioning lipid system in mouse modelJun 17, 2015
Researchers have now created a disease model that resembles human mechanisms and acts as a fully functioning human lipid system within a mouse to specifically study hypercholesterolemia.