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

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

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

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

Awards

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