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Improve patient safety by reducing hazards of health information technology

Improve patient safety by reducing hazards of health information technology  By Julia Parsons As the use of electronic health records expands, new opportunities and challenges arise in this technology-enabled patient care environment, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. While information technology promises several benefits, including improved patient care, easy access to clinical … Continue reading

Image of the Month — Love for Vaccine Development
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Image of the Month — Love for Vaccine Development

This is an image showing a heart-shaped aggregate of microparticles, which were formulated for the development of a vaccine against Chagas disease at the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Microparticles The microparticles consisted of a biodegradable polymer (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) … Continue reading

MiMIC proves versatile tool for fruit fly research
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MiMIC proves versatile tool for fruit fly research

    By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. The “Swiss Army Knife” of the fruit fly laboratory – dubbed MiMIC (Minos-mediated integration cassette) – provided the basis for building a large protein collection that allows researchers to assess expression of genes and proteins under the microscope in unfixed tissues as well as to assess the consequences of knocking … Continue reading

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A matter of health — Naming disorders brings order to nomenclature

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. Ever wonder how diseases or disorders get their names? Why aren’t diseases caused by gene mutations named after the gene involved? Dr. Christian Schaaf, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and a faculty member of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas … Continue reading