Baylor and Texas Children’s receive $7.5 million NIH grant to combat common bacteria infection, antibiotic resistance Sep 13, 2016 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant will accelerate efforts to combat Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the most common and potentially deadly bacterial infection impacting children and adults in the U.S.
Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesity Sep 13, 2016 Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity.
Baylor researchers develop hybrid computational strategy for scalable whole genome data analysis Sep 12, 2016 An increasing need to expand the number of human genomes and data volume for biomedical studies has led researchers to develop a novel hybrid computational strategy to address this challenge.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patients Sep 6, 2016 A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatments Sep 2, 2016 New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasia Sep 1, 2016 Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Grant to develop chikungunya virus vaccine awarded Aug 30, 2016 Hawaii Biotech, Inc. has been awarded a grant by The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against infection caused by the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.
One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in mice Aug 30, 2016 Researchers have shown in mice that deleting a gene associated with liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, they can turn the once deadly illness benign.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the lab Aug 25, 2016 New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation Aug 23, 2016 Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.