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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.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Mother's diet before pregnancy may affect child’s lifelong risk of cancerJun 11, 2015
Study finds mother’s diet around the time of conception can change the function of certain genes in her child, including the gene associated with cancer risk.
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute announce affiliationJun 3, 2015
Formal affiliation agreement between Baylor and Texas Heart Institute centers on cardiovascular research, education and patient care.
Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding May 29, 2015
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
Intervention reduces unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuriaMay 27, 2015
Trautner and colleagues designed an intervention focused on the aspects of behavioral change that are relevant to the problem of over-treating asymptomatic bacteriuria and the emergence of resistant super bugs.