Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder Dec 22, 2016 Baylor scientists are part of an international team that has identified variants of the gene EBF3, which causes a developmental disorder with features in common with autism.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center opens study of new treatment Dec 20, 2016 The Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Mouse models indicate burning more fat and less glucose could lead to diabetes Dec 19, 2016 While exercise endurance increases when muscles are made to burn more fat and less glucose, research shows this may lead to diabetes.
Scalp-cooling device cuts hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy Dec 9, 2016 A scalp cooling cap has been shown to effective in reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Promising results shown from combination therapy in HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancer Dec 8, 2016 A new study reveals the efficacy and safety of treating HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancer with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab, along with an aromatase inhibitor.
NSABP B52 trial shows estrogen deprivation in neoadjuvant chemotherapy breast cancer treatment is not antagonistic to pathologic complete response Dec 8, 2016 Research by Dr. Mothaffar F. Rimawi he finds that adding an aromatase inhibitor to presurgery breast cancer treatment did not significantly increase or decrease the percentage of patients who experienced a pathologic complete response.
Scientists can now better diagnose diseases with multiple genetic causes Dec 7, 2016 Scientists are combining descriptions of patients’ clinical features with their complex genetic information in a unified analysis to obtain more precise diagnoses of complex diseases.
Dr. Meng Wang honored with 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award Dec 7, 2016 Dr. Meng Wang has been awarded the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine, recognizing her as a rising star researchers in Texas.
Scientists find persistent infections in mice exhaust progenitors of all blood cells; potential treatment possible Dec 6, 2016 Mouse model reveal that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of progenitors of blood cells and suggest a strategy that may help prevent or treat this condition in the future.
Study to investigate connection between antibiotic use and autism symptoms Dec 1, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine is launching a study that will investigate why some children with autism spectrum disorder experience changes in their autism symptoms when taking antibiotics.