Researchers find Zika virus replicates in placental trophoblasts Jan 27, 2017 Findings lend hope to the possibility that care providers could use existing prenatal diagnostic techniques to detect the Zika virus and find a way to stop its spread to the fetus.
Researcher contributes to project to help cancer diagnosis Jan 26, 2017 An international research group including Baylor College of Medicine has received a Catalyst Award to investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to primary care practitioners.
Study shows link between Hepatitis C virus, multiple cancers Jan 26, 2017 Dr. Jennifer Kramer and colleagues examine the link between HCV and other cancers within the U.S. elderly population.
Method of birth does not affect microbiome composition Jan 23, 2017 A new study found that the microbiome of infants greatly expands between birth and 4 to 6 weeks of age.
Maternal diet in mice alters energy, behavior in male offspring Jan 19, 2017 Researchers have found that the adult offspring of mouse dams that consumed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation had an increase in body fat, lower energy expenditure and increase in anxiety-like behavior.
Core lab adds to services for researchers at Baylor, beyond Jan 12, 2017 The BioEngineering Core joins more than two dozen Advanced Technology Core Laboratories support research of faculty at Baylor and the Texas Medical Center on a fee-for-service basis.
Fighting sickle cell disease using a type 2 diabetes medication Jan 10, 2017 Researchers have discovered promising new treatments for sickle cell disease, the first new drug treatment in 30 years and the first ever for beta thalassemia.
Familial test helps detect genes that cause complex diseases Jan 5, 2017 Researchers have developed a family-based association test that improves the detection in families of rare disease-causing variants of genes involved in complex conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017 Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.
Breast cancer researchers receive $900,000 to support study of treatment resistance, drug efficacy Dec 28, 2016 Dr. Meghashyam Kavuri and Dr. Xi Chen have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support their breast cancer research.