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Heart injury marker can identify varying risks of blood pressure
Articles / Biomarkers / Heart Disease

Heart injury marker can identify varying risks of blood pressure

By Graciela Gutierrez For years, physicians have used troponin T as evidence of the kind of heart damage that results from heart attack. Now, however, a consortium of researchers, including those from Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston have found a new value in measuring levels … Continue reading

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Baylor, Miraca Holdings agree to joint venture on clinical genetic testing

Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Holdings Inc., today agreed on a joint venture in which the College will share ownership and governance of its clinical genetics diagnostic laboratories with the Japan-based international healthcare company that has a focus on clinical diagnostics and laboratory tests. Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories will be built on Baylor’s existing … Continue reading

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Control of genesis of new neurons in the adult hippocampus by GABAergic interneurons impaired by dysfunctional amyloid precursor protein

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. Amyloid precursor protein (APP) modulates the many processes through which newborn neurons are generated in the adult brain, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the Journal of Neuroscience. An important component of the proper formation of these neurons are the GABAergic interneurons, which maintain … Continue reading

Ebola not the first disease to frighten the public
A Matter of Health / Articles / Infectious diseases / Public Health

Ebola not the first disease to frighten the public

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana  The current furor over Ebola, a viral infection, and the few cases that have come into the United States or occurred among health care workers brings to mind earlier panics that occurred as diseases happened in the United States. What truly … Continue reading