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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.
Researchers study benefits of blueberriesJul 2, 2013
Researchers in the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine conducted a study to find out what happens to blueberries, nutritionally, after they're cooked in a variety of different ways.
Genome vs. exome: Which works best?Jun 27, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that they could identify the genetic variation behind the genetic disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease by sequencing the exome.
Study shows long-term weight maintenance in school-based interventionsJun 24, 2013
Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found that a six-month weight management program for adolescents resulted in weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Grant supports discovery of new uses for existing moleculesJun 18, 2013
A Baylor College of Medicine professor has been awarded a grant to study a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a progressive lung disease with no current cure.
Whole genome sequence gives shape to picture of human traitsJun 17, 2013
A report on whole genome sequencing published by a consortium of researchers, including those from Baylor College of Medicine, says that the architecture of the genome can define traits that affect our health, including cholesterol levels.
Phase 1 trial uses enhanced T cells to treat neuroblastomaJun 10, 2013
A phase 1 clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine, which has received support from a pediatric cancer nonprofit organization, will use an immunotherapy approach to treating kids with neuroblastoma.
Recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy underwayJun 3, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine seeks adult volunteers diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past five years for a study, which will compare effects of popular diabetes drugs in combination with metformin.
Little less protein may be answer in neurodegenerative disordersMay 29, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are among those to identify a molecular pathway that may help reduce symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, in the future.