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Study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutations in mosaicism
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Study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutations in mosaicism

Mosaicism occurs when cells in a single person or organism have a different genetic makeup. In 2011, Dr. James Lupski , vice chair of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and his colleague Dr. Pawel Stankiewicz , associate professor in the same department tasked graduate students in their labs Ian Campbell and … Continue reading

Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase
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Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase

An international scientific collaboration led by Baylor College of Medicine has revealed clues about genetic alterations that may contribute to a rare form of kidney cancer, providing new insights not only into this rare cancer but other types as well. The collaboration – part of The Cancer Genome Atlas initiative, which is funded by the … Continue reading

Restoring Glutathione Levels Promotes Metabolic Health in Older HIV-Infected Patients
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Restoring Glutathione Levels Promotes Metabolic Health in Older HIV-Infected Patients

Restoring levels of glutathione, the body’s most abundant antioxidant, in older patients with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS) improved cellular ability to burn fuel, sensitivity to insulin, body composition and muscle strength, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. “This … Continue reading