The multi-tasking nature of the hormone asprosin
appetite control / Endocrinology

The multi-tasking nature of the hormone asprosin

When Dr. Atul Chopra, a medical geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine, and his colleagues discovered in 2016 a new hormone called asprosin that regulates blood-glucose levels, the possibilities opened for future treatments that could potentially benefit millions of people living with type 2 diabetes. Asprosin’s reach, however, goes beyond promoting hepatic glucose production. A … Continue reading

How infrequent seizures may lead to persistent memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer's disease / Epilepsy

How infrequent seizures may lead to persistent memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

Even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease; how this happens, however, has been difficult to explain. In her lab at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jeannie Chin, assistant professor of neuroscience, and her colleagues have uncovered a mechanism that offers an explanation to this puzzle. “We … Continue reading

Image of the Month: Mouse embryo imaged with confocal microscopy
Articles / Microscopy

Image of the Month: Mouse embryo imaged with confocal microscopy

The Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core Facility at Baylor College opens a window into the microscopic world through a number of methods, state-of-the-art instrumentation and cutting-edge imaging/image analysis tools for the research applications of Baylor College of Medicine investigators. “Our core is dedicated to 3-D imaging of complex systems and high-resolution investigations of living … Continue reading