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BCM researchers win National Science Foundation awardSep 27, 2013
The National Science Foundation grant will support Baylor research focused on statistical tools needed to analyze and "mine" data to discover biomarkers, drug targets, disrupted disease networks and disease sub-types.
Baylor, Stanford medical schools seek to improve clinical understanding of gene changesSep 25, 2013
Baylor and Standford medical schools partner for $8.4 million grant to develop genetic database to help share data, expertise.
Other errors in genome accompany copy number variationSep 24, 2013
Baylor researchers find process where DNA in a cell is copied during cell division may be error-prone, generating other, smaller mistakes in the genome.
Pif1 key element in repairing broken DNASep 23, 2013
In a report that appeared in the journal Nature, a consortium of researchers including those at Baylor College of Medicine describe an enzyme called Pif1 that promotes the extensive DNA synthesis that occurs through a specific mechanism called D-loop migra
Blood test on horizon to detect aortic aneurysm, dissectionSep 19, 2013
Baylor part of team that has developed a blood test to provide a faster and simpler way to diagnose and monitor deadly aortic aneurysms and dissections.
NIH-funded pandemic preparation: Baylor investigates bird flu vaccineSep 18, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, along with seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), will take part in studies to test vaccines to protect against the possibility of a bird flu pandemic.
A simpler way to predict heart failureSep 16, 2013
Baylor research finds bloodstream biomarkers could help identify risk of heart failure.
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
BCM and Houston Zoo elephant project recognized with awardSep 13, 2013
Baylor, along with the Houston Zoo and Johns Hopkins University will use the award to conduct a research project to deepen understanding of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus.
Two innate immune functions cooperate to fight infectionSep 12, 2013
In the cell, two similar functions– phagocytosis and autophagy – are both involved in innate immunity, and researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine said they now better understand how the two are linked to boost protection against disease.