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2013-02-28 10:56:12

The origin of beta-cells, the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, has been controversial, and now new imaging and cell analysis technology shows that a recent study that seemed to have identified the progenitors of these important cells may have been in error, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children´s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "This is a fundamental question for my field,"...

2013-02-28 10:25:02

Dr. Douglas Koch, professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named the 63rd recipient of the Leslie Dana Gold Medal, an internationally recognized award given annually by St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Koch, the Allen, Mosbacher and Law Chair of Ophthalmology at BCM, will be presented with the award at a special ceremony April 13 in St. Louis. Commendable service St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been awarding...

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...


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