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2013-02-28 10:19:59

The informatics team of the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas, based in Baylor College of Medicine´s department of molecular and cellular biology, is collaborating with the global information company Thomson Reuters, makers of EndnoteTM software, to increase access to public datasets for the global biomedical research community. Thomson Reuters has identified NURSA as a key resource for a new initiative called the Data Citation IndexSM, which will become part of Thomson Reuters "Web of...

2013-02-15 10:13:51

The benefits of human breast milk as a food for infants is frequently touted, but why it is so beneficial is not well understood. Part of the answer may begin with short, single-stranded RNA molecules microRNAs--that fine-tune the activity of genes and their associated proteins to regulate metabolism and the immune system, said a consortium of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Agricultural Research Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture Children´s Nutrition Research Center at...

2013-02-11 16:15:45

Technology can play a role in a relationship on Valentine´s Day–and all year long–but don´t let it be a replacement for quality personal time with your loved one, advises a Baylor College of Medicine psychiatrist. "Technology can be used positively but it´s not a replacement for face-to-face interaction and should be used when logistically it´s not possible to be together," said Dr. Asim Shah, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and...

2013-01-31 10:00:29

In a study of patients at two HIV clinics in the Houston area, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that those who were satisfied with the care they received had higher adherence to care and higher retention rates. Their report appears today in PLOS ONE. "Poor retention is a big problem with HIV care," said Dr. Bich Dang, instructor of medicine — infectious diseases at BCM and first author of the paper. "Even...

2013-01-23 10:16:32

Deleting or reducing expression of a gene that carries the code for tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, can prevent seizures in a severe type of epilepsy linked to sudden death, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., in a report in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. A growing understanding of the link between epilepsy and some forms of inherited Alzheimer's disease led to the finding that could point the way...

2013-01-17 23:03:17

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 10th Annual Conference–Probing the Depths: under the Sea and into the Brain–on January 17-18, 2013, at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 10th Annual Conference–Probing the Depths: under the Sea and into the Brain–on January 17-18, 2013, at the Westin Galleria Hotel...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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