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2012-04-10 09:15:14

The missing link that spans the gap between the genes and environment could be a sugar — in this case, a special one that regulates histone 3, part of the DNA backbone, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Georgia in a report that appears online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The sugar in question is called beta-N-acetylglucosamine or O-GlcNAc, said Dr. Richard Sifers, professor of pathology & immunology at BCM, and corresponding author...

2012-04-09 09:46:25

Rice teams with MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine to explore drug and gene delivery Using light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into “plasmonic nanobubbles,” researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are developing new methods to inject drugs and genetic payloads directly into cancer cells. In tests on drug-resistant cancer cells, the researchers found that delivering...

2012-03-24 04:45:24

People who suffer from chronic sinus infections know the warning signs when one might be coming on. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say that is a good time to try preventative measures, such as nasal irrigation, to lessen the symptoms or prevent the infection from worsening. Nasal irrigation is the cleansing of the nasal cavity with sterile salt water to flush out excess mucus or debris from the sinuses and nose, such as with the use of a neti pot. Maintain moisture "People are...

2012-03-24 04:44:19

In recognition of her ongoing support of the nation's human spaceflight program, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is the 2012 recipient of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) Pioneer Award. The senior senator from Texas was honored today during the official opening of a new 16,400-square-foot Consolidated Research Facility that NSBRI shares with the Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine (CSM). The Facility includes office space, four laboratories,...

2012-03-24 04:43:19

A collaboration by an international consortium of researchers led by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University have linked the discovery of a mutation in a mitochondrial gene in fruit flies that causes the loss of neurologic function (a neurodegenerative set of characteristics or phenotype) and a progressive recessively inherited ataxia or neurodegenerative disorder in humans. A report in the online, open access journal PLoS...

2012-03-21 10:28:57

A collaborative study by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, and published March 20 in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, has discovered that mutations in the same gene that encodes part of the vital machinery of the mitochondrion can cause neurodegenerative disorders in both fruit flies and humans. Vafa Bayat in Dr. Hugo Bellen's lab at BCM, examined a series of mutant fruit flies for defects leading to...

2012-03-18 23:00:54

53 Percent of Meharry Students Match into Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine During Match Day. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 Fourth-year medical students around the country and those here at Meharry Medical College learned where they will begin their careers as physicians, Friday during the nationwide event known as Match Day. Fifty-three percent of Meharry´s fourth-year students matched in the primary care fields of: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family...

2012-03-14 12:48:44

CPRIT grant helps Rice, BCM crack problem of predicting gene targets for PcG proteins Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics indicates a key role for the gene “silencing” proteins that stably turn genes off inside the cell nucleus. A new study from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) promises to speed research in the field by rapidly identifying the genes that epigenetic proteins can target for...

2012-03-09 00:49:15

Baylor College of Medicine teamed with the NFL Player Care Foundation, the American Urological Association Foundation and the Boone Heart Institute on Saturday, March 3, to offer important health screenings to former NFL players living in the Houston area. While health care was the focus of the event, it also served as an alumni reunion for former NFLers. Some caught up with old buddies — teammates and opponents alike — while others met for the first time and compared notes on...


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