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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.
Pay for performance encourages physicians to follow blood pressure guidelinesSep 10, 2013
Baylor research finds modest monetary incentives to individual physicians resulted in a significant 8.36 percent increase in patients whose blood pressure was brought down to desired levels or who received an appropriate medical response when it was found
New options in sickle cell treatment focus on long-term maintenanceSep 9, 2013
Baylor researchers aim at developing more efficient and progressive forms of treatment that could potentially benefit patients around the world.
Mechanical regulation of cell migration and vessel dynamics directs capillaries to form large vascular treesSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report that increases in blood flow induce small blood vessels called capillaries to fuse, increasing the size of the tube through which circulation moves and reducing resistance.