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2013-07-24 11:16:36

The story begins with a problem - a virulent strain of a drug-resistant bacteria that was imported with the wounded from Afghanistan and spread through the United States. In cancer wards and other places where people with impaired immune systems were treated, this infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, was particularly dangerous and it evaded the wiles of most known antibiotics. Infections caused by such gram-negative pathogens (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella...

2013-07-16 10:34:16

Breaks in the double-strands of the DNA helix can spell trouble, destabilizing the genome and resulting in changes that drive cancer, antibiotic resistance and, on a more positive note, evolution. Scientists can generate these breaks by a variety of extraneous methods in the laboratory, but Baylor College of Medicine scientists Dr. Philip Hastings and Dr. Susan Rosenberg wondered how such breaks occur without outside help - and how they occur in resting cells not actively making new copies...

2013-07-15 10:27:05

Although the importance of magnesium for bone health is known, little is known about magnesium absorption and its relationship to bone mineral content and density ­ both factors that relate to bone strength. In a new study, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found that the magnesium content of a diet is significantly related to these two factors. Their...

2013-07-12 23:36:52

New book, The Medical School Interview, describes changes in the way Medical Schools interview applicants. Written by Dr. Samir Desai, a member of the Admissions Committee at the Baylor College of Medicine, it provides applicants with a strategy for interview success. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Fans of the Fox television series House found the title character entertaining. He was known for his bitter wit, mocking nature, and lack of sympathy, but he did have an uncanny ability to...


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