Small brain region plays a major role in the control of appetite; possible link to nicotine Oct 3, 2016 A new study on the brain cells that moderate hunger opens the possibility of developing drugs to help treat obesity.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016 Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Identifying barriers to basic science research among academic surgeons Sep 22, 2016 Analysis: Clinical demands, work-life balance and increased administrative duties are the three main factors impeding surgeons’ ability to be successful in basic science research:
Dr. Meng Wang awarded Faculty Scholar grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sep 22, 2016 Dr. Meng Wang was awarded a grant given to outstanding young scientists and researchers who have made impressive accomplishments.
Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease; skin-embedded nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseases Sep 22, 2016 A proof-of-principle study shows that nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseases.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cells Sep 19, 2016 Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
CPRIT awards Baylor $5 million grant for core facility support in proteomics and metabolomics Sep 16, 2016 A $5 million CPRIT grant will provide a boost to the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core.
Distinct neurological syndromes can be the result of variations in gene ATAD3A Sep 15, 2016 A team of scientists from a number of institutions around the world has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patients Sep 15, 2016 The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Special T cells that target solid tumors offer potential treatment for pediatric and adult cancers Sep 14, 2016 A new study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center has shown promising results for the use of adoptive cell-therapies to treat pediatric and adult solid tumor cancers.