Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) was established in 1900 in Houston, Texas. BCM is a top rated university hospital for patient care and biomedical research. BCM is rated 13th overall for all medical schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report 2009. BCM is rated 2nd for federal funding for research among all medical schools in the USA. Baylor is located in the Texas Medical Center and has affiliations with 8 teaching hospitals in the Houston area. BCM scientist/MD Zoghbi was awarded the Vilcek Award for 2009 for biomedical research. BCM is a private medical school.

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Cardiology

Finding suggests ways to promote adult heart tissue regeneration

Injured hearts do not heal themselves. Heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, do not proliferate as much as necessary to replace dead tissue with new, pumping cells. Consequently, most people who had a severe heart attack ...

Genetics

Two independent mechanisms are involved in tuberous sclerosis

The current idea about how tuberous sclerosis occurs places mTORC1, a protein complex that regulates cell metabolism, as the major driving force behind the disease. But according to a new study published in the Proceedings ...

Cardiology

The benefits of heart health supplements come with cautions

We've all heard the advice to take a fish oil with omega-3 fatty acids to improve heart health, but are you actually getting the benefits they claim to provide? One Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist says probably not, ...

Medical research

Making 'sense' of the 'cart before the horse' in mammalian cells

A fusion gene is a new gene made by joining parts of two different genes. The current thought is that fusion genes can happen in cells with unstable genome when part of the DNA from one chromosome moves to another chromosome. ...

Cancer

Mechanism explains breast cancer cell plasticity

One of the main obstacles to successfully treating breast cancer is the cells' ability to change in ways that make them resistant to treatment. Understanding the cellular mechanisms that mediate this cancer cell plasticity ...

Neuroscience

Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the feeding and the memory centers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Take a deep breath: the art of mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness has been a hot topic recently, but what does mindfulness actually mean and how does one practice it? One Baylor College of Medicine expert discusses this.

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