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2013-04-18 22:02:01

Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times. "Those who have already endured a painful event may be re-traumatized. Additionally, parents may be wondering what to say and how to talk to their children, especially as many elements are still unknown," said Dr. Laurel L....

2013-04-11 10:31:27

Some breast tumor circulating cells in the bloodstream are marked by a constellation of biomarkers that identify them as those destined to seed the brain with a deadly spread of cancer, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Science Translational Medicine. "What prompted us to initiate this study was our desire to understand the characteristics of these cells," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology at BCM,...

2013-04-09 11:44:13

Is the era of targeted therapy for breast cancer at hand? It could be, said experts at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine — at least for a certain population of women. In a report that appears online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers have shown that a subset of breast cancer patients who have tumors overexpressing a protein called the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2 positive) may benefit from a combination of...

2013-04-03 12:28:54

- As Practicing Physician with Engineering Background, Dr. Kreml Brings Unique Multi-Disciplinary Perspective to Helping Life Sciences Companies Address Complex Business Challenges - BALTIMORE and AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Popper and Company, an M&A advisory and specialty consulting firm to the life sciences industry, announced today that Stephanie Kreml, M.D. has returned to the firm as Principal. Dr. Kreml, who previously worked at Popper and Company from...

2013-04-02 12:32:57

Mutations in a protein called SPOP (speckle-type POZ protein) disarm it, allowing another protein called steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) to encourage the proliferation and spread of prostate cancer cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Normally SPOP acts as a tumor suppressor gene by marking SRC-3 for destruction, said Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades, assistant professor of...

2013-04-02 12:26:44

In a study of HIV-infected patients at Harris Health System´s Thomas Street Health Center, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that undocumented Hispanic patients were likely to seek treatment at a more advanced stage of HIV than other patients. They also found that once these patients entered care, their outcomes were the same or even better than other patients. Their report appears in this week in PLOS ONE. "This...

2013-03-28 12:30:23

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board. The Board of Directors are active participants in serving as advocates for the ACMG and for advancing its policies and programs. "It's a momentous time in medical genetics and genomics. We are excited to add these exemplary individuals to our Board," said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, ACMG Executive...

2013-03-28 08:28:05

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG of Columbus, Ohio, is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the national professional organization for clinical genetics professionals. Dr. Herman takes over from Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, of Los Angeles, Calif., who completed his two-year term at the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, in March. "I've been doing clinical genetics...

2013-03-21 16:09:34

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are seeking boys aged 9 months to 30 months who might be showing signs of autism or boys of the same age who have an older brother with the disorder to take part in a study to determine if a supplement called carnitine can prevent a form of autism. The study led Dr. Arthur Beaudet, chair of molecular and human genetics at BCM, seeks to determine if autism can result when neurons or nerve cell lack adequate supplies of carnitine, which plays a...

2013-03-21 16:08:10

Warmer weather coaxes snakes out of hiding, and it´s important to know what to do after a snake bite, according to a medical toxicologist at Baylor College of Medicine. "Many people don´t realize how much of an issue snake bites are in this area of the country," said Dr. Spencer Greene, director of medical toxicology and assistant professor of medicine - emergency medicine at BCM. "In fact, our regional poison center reported 235 snake bites - including 148 from known venomous...