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Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
Three companies meet the ‘Vision for Mars’ Challenge with game-changing eye healthcare technologies for astronautsMar 9, 2015
The NSBRI announced that it has selected and funded three companies to further develop unique technologies that address visual problems in space as well as on Earth.
New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderMar 4, 2015
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
Refrigerator magnet colors are the new black: Fresh clues to understanding synesthesiaMar 4, 2015
Magnetic alphabet letters offer clue to researchers in the role the environment plays in synesthesia – a condition in which the senses are blended.
Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
Appropriate use of aspirin for heart health evaluatedFeb 23, 2015
Baylor review finds that 1 in 10 patients were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for cardiovascular disease prevention. 
Baylor reports mapping of human epigenomes at the final stage of the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics projectFeb 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported their role in directing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center of the project in the journals Nature and Nature Communications online today.
Marfan syndrome: Medical care, research update focus of monthly genetic series Feb 16, 2015
Experts will give an update on the latest research and best practices in medical care for Marfan syndrome Feb. 17.
Coactivator forges pathway for prostate cancer metastatic survivalFeb 16, 2015
New finding could help define pathway to develop a drug against prostate cancer metastasis, according to researchers at Baylor.