Research on rare blood disorder leads to diagnostic test, potential new therapies
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Research on rare blood disorder leads to diagnostic test, potential new therapies

By Dana Benson – A recent study by researchers, including those from Baylor College of Medicine and the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, has uncovered important advances in the understanding of a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis that has led to the development of a diagnostic test and may inform new … Continue reading

Mothers with unresolved childhood trauma show blunted amygdala response to infant distress
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Mothers with unresolved childhood trauma show blunted amygdala response to infant distress

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has uncovered new clues about the neurobiological effects of mothers’ attachment-related trauma. While the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder has been extensively researched, much less attention has been paid to the neural mechanisms underlying more covert but pervasive types of trauma (e.g., those involving … Continue reading

New lipid formulas prevent liver disease in premie piglets
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New lipid formulas prevent liver disease in premie piglets

Each year, more than half-a-million infants are born prematurely and have immature guts that cannot absorb enough food to sustain life.  In order to nourish these babies, physicians use a life-saving therapy called total parenteral nutrition in which an emulsion of fluid containing electrolytes, glucose, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and often fats is introduced into … Continue reading

Why Public Dissemination of Science Matters: A Manifesto
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Why Public Dissemination of Science Matters: A Manifesto

By David M. Eagleman, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine – This article originally ran in the Journal of Neuroscience. Abstract Communicating science to the public takes time away from busy research careers. So why would you do it? I here offer six reasons. First, we owe that understanding to the people who fund our … Continue reading

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Chan to deliver visiting professor lecture Dr. Lawrence Chan, professor of medicine and of molecular and cellular biology and the Betty Rutherford Chair in Diabetes Research, will serve as a 2014 James H. Horner Distinguished Co-Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Chan, who is also director of the Diabetes Research Center, … Continue reading