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2012-07-09 10:16:39

A transcription factor called Lyl-1 is necessary for production of the earliest cells that can become T-cells, critical cells born in the thymus that coordinate the immune response to cancer or infections, said a consortium of researchers led by those from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report in the journal Nature Immunology. These earliest progenitors (called early T lineage progenitor cells) are the first cells that can be identified as being on the road to becoming...

2012-06-26 14:25:57

A break from school shouldn't be a break from physical activity, say experts at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. They advise parents to find the time and opportunities for children to stay physically active. Moderate to vigorous activity "Eating healthy is only one part of the equation. Burning calories is also important for children to maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Dr. William Wong, professor of...

2012-06-05 23:03:15

Revolutionary dietary supplement from Neogenis® Labs supported struggling teen´s circulation and helped his body normalize blood pressure. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In the spring of 2010, Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM) Dr. Brendan Lee received a desperate email from the mother of one of his patients. The teen — who had been Lee's patient for most of his life — was in hypertensive crisis and none of the usual treatments could bring his blood pressure down to...

2012-06-04 17:21:14

Some neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy are associated with the inability to repair the chronic destruction of myelin sheaths that surround the core of a nerve fiber and function to speed transmission of nerve impulses. To better understand the failure to remyelinate these nerves in disorders involving loss of these sheaths, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined how myelin forms during development. They found that a transcription factor known...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'