Latest Bert O'Malley Stories

2011-08-02 19:46:58

The new Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery builds on and expands Baylor College of Medicine's established program in proteomics and adds a new developmental program in metabolomics (which refers to the metabolism in a cell and the products of that activity called metabolites) to advance studies of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Directed by Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at BCM and a National Medal of Science winner, and co-directed by Dr. Adam...

2011-05-27 13:29:08

The genes of a cell are like the 88 keys of a piano. To play chords and music, however, the keys must be activated in exact combinations by a pianist's hands. Those hands represent the coregulators of a cell that simultaneously and precisely activate genes to produce all of the cell's functions. More than half of your DNA is devoted to regulating how the genes that make proteins "“ the workhorses of the cells "“ carry out their tasks, said Dr. Bert O'Malley, who, with Dr. Jun Qin,...

2011-02-23 13:33:30

Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Tom Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the 2011 recipient of the Ernst Schering Prize, which recognized his pioneering work on the actions of steroid hormones and nuclear receptors. The prize is awarded annually by the Ernst Schering Foundation, a German organization, to internationally renowned scientists for their outstanding work in biology, medicine...

2011-01-04 14:25:54

Researchers have found what appears to be a critical tuning dial for controlling whole body energy, according to a new report in the January issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. When energy levels within cells drop, it sets off a series of events designed to increase the amount of calorie-rich dietary fat that the body will absorb. This energy reset mechanism is surely critical for survival under natural conditions of scarcity to ensure a steady supply of fuel, the researchers...

2010-12-01 21:15:03

SRC-1 (steroid receptor coactivator) orchestrates glucose production in the liver, regulating the activity of a cascade of enzymes that turns sugar production on and off in the liver, said Baylor College of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of Cell Metabolism. "As we achieve a better understanding of gluconeogenesis (production of glucose) in the liver, we can look for new ways to treat metabolic diseases such as type 2...

2010-02-13 09:07:12

The master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by activating and encouraging the transcription of a genetic message into a protein, it also sends a signal to the cell membrane to promote cell motility or movement "“ a key element of cancer spread or metastasis, said Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) researchers and collaborators in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Molecular Cell....

2009-06-02 11:53:40

Young scientists eager to chart the path to success in their chosen field might do well to listen to an expert in the area "“ Bert O'Malley, M.D., National Medical of Science winner and chair of Baylor College of Medicine's molecular and cellular biology department.He offered that advice gratis recently during the keynote address at the College's James K. Alexander Research Symposium that spotlights medical student research.O'Malley was quick to note that he was not born to the...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) announced today the appointment of Bert O'Malley, M.D., to the company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. O'Malley, the recipient of the National Medal for Science in 2008, has extensive experience in academic research as well as with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "We are very excited to have Dr. O'Malley on the scientific advisory board as we are advancing our novel hormonal drug candidates,"...

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