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$1 million gift to fund Ehlers Danlos syndrome research at BCMAug 14, 2013
With a new $1 million gift, Baylor College of Medicine geneticist Dr. Brendan Lee hopes to broaden understanding of the mechanisms of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, an incurable, inherited connective tissue disorder.
Kids born small should get movingAug 8, 2013
BCM researchers part of study that finds female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grantsAug 1, 2013
Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Aberrant splicing saps strength of 'slow' muscle fibersJul 29, 2013
BCM researcher finds how an aberrant alternative splicing program changes the form of an enzyme involved in the fundamental metabolism of muscle cells, leaving them unable to sustain exercise.
Statins improve symptoms in Rett mouse modelJul 26, 2013
BCM researchers find using a cholesterol-lowering statin drug lengthened the lifespan and improved some symptoms of Rett Syndrome in mice.
Combination nutrition supplement may improve dry eye symptomsJul 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find a potential cure for dry eye symptoms: A combination nutrition supplement that contains gamma-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.
Old drug up to new trick in fighting resistant bacteriaJul 23, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that the drug ciclopirox can help fight resistant bacteria.
Genomic analysis may help fine-tune individual flu vaccine responseJul 17, 2013
A consortium of researchers led by those at BCM identified 20 genes that contribute to differences in the way individuals respond to the influenza vaccine. Capitalizing on this knowledge could enable researchers to boost the protective potential of the "fl
Five DeBakey Excellence in Research Award winners showcase breadth of Baylor College of Medicine researchJul 12, 2013
Five scientists whose recent research demonstrates the breadth and depth of basic science at Baylor College of Medicine received the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award, named in honor of the College’s first president.
Pediatric oncologist receives grant for neuroblastoma researchJul 10, 2013
Dr. Jason Shohet has received a grant from Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer to support his research to find novel treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma.