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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.
Researchers target muscle wasting in chronic kidney diseaseSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified in mouse models and patient muscle biopsies a new signaling pathway that could lead to a way of blocking the protein believed to be behind muscle wasting.
Researchers report findings from 2012 West Nile Virus outbreak in TexasSep 4, 2013
Baylor researchers find 2012 West Nile outbreak in Texas had twice the number of reported cases, with an economic cost more than $47 million.
Neural connections unique in synesthesiaAug 30, 2013
Baylor researchers find greater connectvity between much of the visual cortex, including color and grapheme brain regions for synesthetes.
New gene associated with mitochondrial disease adds to diagnostic capabilityAug 29, 2013
Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial disease.
Ketamine found to have rapid antidepressant effectsAug 28, 2013
Baylor led study confirms that ketamine has robust and rapid antidepressant effects.
Physician confidence not always aligned with accuracy in diagnosisAug 26, 2013
Baylor study finds that when physicians were asked to rate confidence in their diagnoses, their ratings did not vary much between easy and difficult cases, yet only a few were accurate in their diagnoses of difficult cases.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomasAug 26, 2013
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Pathway to asthma winds through toll-like receptor 4Aug 15, 2013
Baylor research finds toll-like receptor 4 plays a key role in prompting the innate or immediate response that drives allergic disease and asthma.