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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...

2012-03-09 00:47:32

Colon cancer is largely preventable as long as a person gets screened appropriately, said a gastroenterologist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite new options for screening, there is plenty of evidence to support that a traditional colonoscopy is still the best method of prevention, said Dr. Bincy Abraham, assistant professor of medicine — gastroenterology at BCM. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It serves as an...

2012-03-09 00:46:08

As National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is commemorated March 10, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine emphasized that arming young women with the right information is key in preventing and managing the disease. "It's important for both men and women to be aware of the risk of getting HIV/AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. But at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic we do have certain health messages related to both prevention and disease management that we...

Genome Reveals Humans, Gorillas More Alike Than Previously Thought
2012-03-08 07:53:30

Researchers who have completed the genome sequence of the gorilla have discovered that the species is more genetically similar to humans than they had previously thought. The study, which was led by researchers at the UK's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), looked at DNA from a 30-year-old female western lowland gorilla from the San Diego Zoo named Kamilah, Dave Mosher of National Geographic News reported on Wednesday. They began studying the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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