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Baylor College of Medicine researchers will lead a three-year, $4.2 million study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether drugs called beta blockers can ease airway narrowing in patients with asthma and examine potential mechanisms.
Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset.
Some breast tumor circulating cells in the bloodstream are marked by a constellation of biomarkers that identify them as those destined to seed the brain with a deadly spread of cancer.
Is the era of targeted therapy for breast cancer at hand?
Mutations in a protein called SPOP (speckle-type POZ protein) disarm it, allowing another protein called steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) to encourage the proliferation and spread of prostate cancer cells.
In a study of HIV-infected patients at Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that undocumented Hispanic patients were likely to seek treatment at a more advanced stage of HIV than other patients.
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